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bluegrass 21st December 2006 05:51

Mail Server Problem after "How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration"
I guess this is meant to "todgerme" the howto author of "How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration".

I have a working Mail Server which I configured using the "Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (+ SMTP-AUTH, Quota, SpamAssassin, ClamAV)", and I wanted to add some additional spam filtering and I happen to read your howto tutorial and I tried configuring the said Mail Server.

After the configuration, I encountered this problem.

Dec 21 11:54:20 mail postfix/master[5183]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/virtual pid 5300 exit status 1
Dec 21 11:54:20 mail postfix/master[5183]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/virtual: bad command startup -- throttling
Dec 21 11:55:20 mail postfix/virtual[5301]: fatal: mysql:/etc/postfix/ proxy map is not allowed for security sensitive data

I hope you can enlighten me and the rest on this matter.:confused:

falko 22nd December 2006 14:35

What's the output of

postconf -n

bluegrass 26th December 2006 06:01


Originally Posted by falko
What's the output of

postconf -n

Hi, here's the output of postconf -n


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
disable_vrfy_command = yes
inet_interfaces = all
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
mydestination =, localhost, localhost.localdomain
myhostname =
mynetworks =, proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
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
qmqpd_authorized_clients = $mynetworks
qmqpd_error_delay = 5s
qmqpd_timeout = 300s
receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
recipient_delimiter = +
relayhost =
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
smtpd_helo_required = yes
smtpd_helo_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, reject_invalid_hostname, regexp:/etc/postfix/helo.regexp, permit
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = check_client_access hash:/etc/postfix/helo_client_exceptions,check_sender_access hash:/etc/postfix/sender_checks,reject_invalid_hostname,reject_non_fqdn_hostname,reject_non_fqdn_sender,reject_non_fqdn_recipient,reject_unknown_sender_domain,reject_unknown_recipient_domain,permit_mynetworks,reject_unauth_destination,check_client_access hash:/etc/postfix/rbl_client_exceptions,reject_rbl_client,reject_rbl_client,reject_rbl_client,reject_rhsbl_sender,check_policy_service inet:,permit
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
smtpd_use_tls = yes
strict_rfc821_envelopes = yes
transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
unknown_address_reject_code = 554
unknown_client_reject_code = 554
unknown_hostname_reject_code = 554
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

falko 27th December 2006 17:03

Your Postfix configuration looks very different from the one in the tutorial...

Please try this:


postconf -e 'mynetworks ='
postconf -e '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'
/etc/init.d/postfix restart

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