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Old 10th April 2008, 22:04
HardyHarvey HardyHarvey is offline
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Hi guys glad to find a thread with a similar query to my own.

My situation is that I neglected to install courier-pop & etc before installing ISPConfig. I guess the install didn't check for it? I had installed postfix in advance though. Now we've got a dozen sites published and a customer that wants to have serious email support.. so we have to get email working after all.

Check out this code and tell me how screwed up my installation is:

harvey@ubuntu:~$ telnet localhost 25
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
250 Ok
rcpt to:
250 Ok
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
Subject: test only
test onlyi

250 Ok: queued as 88F5F480CBD
221 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.
You have mail in /var/mail/harvey

harvey@ubuntu:~$ cd /var/mail
harvey@ubuntu:/var/mail$ ls -la
total 12
drwxrwsr-x  2 root                mail 4096 2008-04-10 11:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 15 root                root 4096 2008-03-16 20:10 ..
-rw-------  1 someotherdomain  mail    0 2008-03-28 15:17 someotherdomain
-rw-------  1 harvey               mail 2391 2008-04-10 11:54 harvey
-rw-------  1 riccardo            mail    0 2008-04-08 08:03 riccardo
-rw-------  1 web2_testuser       mail    0 2008-03-26 07:22 web2_testuser
harvey@ubuntu:/var/mail$ cat harvey
From MAILER-DAEMON  Thu Apr 10 11:54:59 2008
Return-Path: <>
Received: by (Postfix)
        id 98534480CC1; Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:54:59 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:54:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: (Mail Delivery System)
Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Message-Id: <>

This is a MIME-encapsulated message.

Content-Description: Notification
Content-Type: text/plain

This is the Postfix program at host

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

                        The Postfix program

<> (expanded from <>): Host
    or domain name not found. Name service error for
    type=A: Host not found

Content-Description: Delivery report
Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns;
X-Postfix-Queue-ID: 88F5F480CBD
X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822;
Arrival-Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:54:06 -0700 (PDT)

Final-Recipient: rfc822;
Original-Recipient: rfc822;
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; Host or domain name not found. Name service error
    for type=A: Host not found

Content-Description: Undelivered Message
Content-Type: message/rfc822

Received: from (localhost [])
        by (Postfix) with SMTP id 88F5F480CBD
        for <>; Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:54:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: test only
Message-Id: <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:54:06 -0700 (PDT)

test onlyi


Why would I get the mail in my maildir? it's clearly to another email address.
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