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Old 10-10-2003, 10:02 AM   #1
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Angry Smtp vs. Smtpd on Postfix


For some time I've been working on a problem where I'm unable to send from my server to external domains, from either Squirrelmail, Openwebmail or a POP3 client. BUT using the command 'mail <recipient>' from a telnet session will allow me to send mail!!! Hhhmmmmm - I've be looking north, east, south and I think west and have not been able to locate the problem.

Now, today I saw something i my maillog file :
postfix/pickup[8873]: 7D3D1235BE: uid=0 from=<root>
postfix/cleanup[8885]: 7D3D1235BE: message-id=<>
postfix/nqmgr[2531]: 7D3D1235BE: from=<>, size=304, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
postfix/smtp[8887]: 7D3D1235BE: to=<>,[IPaddress], delay=0, status=sent (250 <3F7962F4003FFDFE> Mail accepted)

So opposed to :
postfix/smtpd[8486]: connect from unknown[]
postfix/smtpd[8486]: 07499235BD: client=unknown[]
postfix/smtpd[8486]: reject: RCPT from unknown[]: 554 <>: Recipient address rejected: Relay access denied; from=<> to=<>

Noted that when it went OK it said postfix/smtp and every time it goes wrong it says smtpd.

Does this have anything to say????
and (not least) what the f... can be wrong - any ideas????


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Old 10-10-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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It appears as though the first log entry is referring to outgoing mail and the second is a blocked incoming message because for some reason the domain in the to field doesn't match the entry in your postfix conf files. It's been a while since I setup my postfix server but I would check the file for a typo in the entry specifying the domains postfix is allowed to recieve mail for.


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