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ignasigarcia 12th June 2009 10:45

/etc/postfix/aliases still not working. Please help!
Hi there! Hope someone can help me out with this becasuse I'm getting really desperate...

I have ISPC3 running on ubuntu 8.10. Everything's working great but local aliases, which are not processed at all. Postfix knows about the aliases file, with entries in

alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases

These are the contents of /etc/postfix/aliases


If I send a message to I get this in the log:

NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from[]: 550 5.1.1 <>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table; from=<> to=<> proto=ESMTP helo=<>

If I do add a malformed entry in /etc/postfix/aliases and run newaliases without any options I do get warnings/errors, so postfix IS looking at the right file.

On an opensuse server without ISPC3 (but with virtual users as well in a LDAP database), an aliases file such as this one in ubuntu works well.

Can anybody help me, please?



rdv25772 12th June 2009 11:44

The aliases database is only used for the local server.

If your server is called an email send to in your case will be forwarded to

When you are sending an email to Postfix will not check the aliases database. You need to add the postmaster user to the virtual mailbox table of In that case you will be able to send it as you pleased.

What you were trying was to send an email to an unknown user in virtual mailbox table of the domain. So the message is correct. Keep in mind that the aliases database is only for local use and not for a virtual mailbox.

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