I am using Postfix and when I try to send an email to a virtual address ([email protected]), it is not able to find the user:
Aug 7 11:55:32 example postfix/local: AE54C808E546: to=<[email protected]>, relay=local, delay=6.6, delays=4.8/0.47/0/1.4, dsn=5.1.1, status=bounced (unknown user: "paradise")
I am using the following virtual map:
[email protected] horus @example.org horus
Where horus is my (non-root) Unix user. If I try to verify the virtual addres by doing:
postmap -q [email protected] hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
It returns my current user:
Because of that, I am not sure why is not able to find [email protected] or paradise.
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases append_dot_mydomain = no biff = no config_directory = /etc/postfix home_mailbox = Maildir/ inet_interfaces = all inet_protocols = ipv4 mailbox_size_limit = 0 milter_default_action = accept milter_protocol = 2 mydestination = example.org,localhost myhostname = example.org mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8 [::ffff:127.0.0.0]/104 [::1]/128 myorigin = example.org readme_directory = no receive_override_options = no_address_mappings recipient_delimiter = + relayhost = virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
And my /etc/aliases (but as far as I know, it is used only for local delivery) is:
... www: webmaster webmaster: root noc: root security: root hostmaster: root info: postmaster marketing: postmaster sales: postmaster support: postmaster # trap decode to catch security attacks decode: root # Person who should get root's mail root: horus
The database seems to be okay:
db_dump /etc/postfix/virtual.db -p
VERSION=3 format=print type=hash h_nelem=4098 db_pagesize=4096 HEADER=END [email protected]\00 horus\00 @example.org\00 horus\00 DATA=END
What is wrong with the configuration?
If you want to use
virtual_alias_maps to deliver mail, you must also tell Postfix which domains it should consult the map for, with the
virtual_alias_domains directive. This can be a plain list of domains, or it can also be one of the map types Postfix supports.
virtual_alias_domains = example.org
will get you going, and you can put in a map or whatever you want later.
See also the Postfix documentation on virtual hosting.
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