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PsY 13th July 2009 12:18

Postfix / ESMTP / Debian / No such user
Hi all,

thanks for this nice tutorials listed here.
I have a Problem with the Tutorial Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Debian Lenny). I've just done that again for the third time. But this time i failed.

First error was the trivial-rewrite thing to not list domain in both, mydestination and virtual_mailbox_domains. That was easy to handle.
Just deleted the Domain out of the domains db-table.

The second fail and not solved yet is a 'unknown user: addy' problem.
In the DB table users i added an users with email address addy@domain.tld when im trying to login into this account i get error 'chdir domain.tld/addy/: No such file or directory'.
I tried before sending a mail to this account do create maildir.
Also i tried to create it using 'mailmakedir', but under /home/vmail no new directories appear.

I don't know where to begin the search for the problem.

I'll post all informations you need to solve the problem.

Thanks for your help.

PsY 13th July 2009 14:00

I just saw, that postconf uses a parameter -n so that posting the config would not be a mass of defaults:


alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
append_dot_mydomain = no
biff = no
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
config_directory = /etc/postfix
content_filter = amavis:[]:10024
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
inet_interfaces = all
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
message_size_limit = 30720000
mydestination = domain.tld, localhost, localhost.localdomain
myhostname = domain.tld
mynetworks =
myorigin = /etc/mailname
proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks $virtual_mailbox_limit_maps
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix
receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
recipient_delimiter = +
relayhost =
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtpd_use_tls = yes
transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_alias_domains =
virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_gid_maps = static:5000
virtual_mailbox_base = /home/vmail
virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_uid_maps = static:5000

my hostname was replaced by domain.tld

falko 14th July 2009 13:54

I think the problem is that addy@domain.tld exists in the database and domain.tld is listed in mydestination.

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