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dasnk 29th March 2010 23:48

Email Forwarding Not Working [Fixed]
Hi i set up email forwarding for my domain and it's not working.

I added the email domain and i added a forwarder for that ->

I login to HOTMAIL and send a test email to


postfix/smtpd[17571]: connect from[]
postfix/smtpd[17571]: 289F4A1BA:[]
postfix/cleanup[17575]: 289F4A1BA: message-id=
postfix/smtpd[17571]: disconnect from[]
postfix/qmgr[1809]: 289F4A1BA: from=, size=1746, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
postfix/pipe[17576]: 289F4A1BA: to=, relay=maildrop, delay=0.42, delays=0.18/0.08/0/0.17, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered via maildrop service)

You see the incoming hotmail connection. The mail is not forwarded though.

I have tried this with different destination mail services so its not just a problem with forwarding to gmail. I've read the other threads and they don't shed any light.

This was a fresh install of Debian 5 on my linode and a fresh setup of ISPconfig following the "Perfect server" guide. There is nothing funky going on with my setup it's all plain default vanilla.

I wonder what is happening?

till 30th March 2010 00:04

The email got delivered to a local mailbox. Make sure that you dont have a mailbox for the email address and that you have no linux system user with the name admin2.

dasnk 30th March 2010 00:08

Hi thanks,

I don't have mailboxes or users configured, Are they the only conditions that would cause a mail to be dropped to a localbox instead of forwarded?


I just tried out your config files from

And it now works, thanks!

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