Problem wtih virtual domain mailboxes receiving external mail
I have installed a new Postfix-with-mysql-driving-virtual-hosts PostFix install and I'm having some small troubles with my virtual mail accounts receiving email from outside MTAs. My virtual domaisn on teh box can send mail to each other and users ina virtual domain can send mail to each other. The mail accounts, however, can't receive email from outside domains. They can send email just fine and are able to auth using SMTP AUTH via DoveCot SASL. The problem arises when an external email account from an EXTERNAL domain tries to reply to one of their emails OR if an external account tries to send one of the virtual domain email boxes an email. When this happens the external sender of the email gets an "undeliverable" message along the lines of ->
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Subject: RE: Hellop
Sent: 5/19/2008 1:57 PM
The following recipient(s) could not be reached: [hidden email] on 5/19/2008 1:57 PM
The e-mail system was unable to deliver the message, but did not report a specific reason. Check the address and try again. If it still fails, contact your system administrator.
< xm15.<SENDING DOMAIN>.com #5.0.0 X-Symantec-Mail-Security; host mail.tripleaser.com[126.96.36.199] said: 554 5.7.1 [hidden email]
In the past this meant that my main.cf element smtpd_recipient_restrictions was wrong. So I monkeyed with this for a while but to no avail. Incidentally when this "undeliverable" state happens I don't see anything in /var/log/mail.log or /var/log/mail.info or /var/log/mail.error saying what might have happened or if the external sender's MTA made a connection to my virtaul domains MTA.
RE: Problem wtih virtual domain mailboxes receiving external mail
AS it turned out I found my problem(s). Since I am doing virtual hosts with MySQL controlling that virtual info the SQL has to be right or what comes back won't make much sense ..... kinda like my garbled config files. Thx for the response.
> Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 17:32:46 -0500 > From: [hidden email] > To: [hidden email] > Subject: Re: Problem wtih virtual domain mailboxes receiving external mail > > On Mon, 19 May 2008 14:45:48 -0500 > James Eastman <[hidden email]> wrote: > > > > > Greetings: > > > And to you. In case it escaped your notice, your config files were too > garbled for anyone to examine. Please paste them again, preserving > newlines, so that we can see what's going on. > > thanks.
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