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Old 26th April 2009, 22:58
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Default Postfix, ISPConfig 3, Problem receiving emails

I have ISPConfig 3 set up with several domain names. I am on a dynamic IP which is blacklisted by SpamHaus so I followed another HowTo here to relay thru an email server account I have elsewhere. Now I can send emails from my local accounts without getting rejected.

But I can not receive emails.

If sent to a yahoo account, yahoo receives ok. Trying to reply gives...

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

Sorry, I couldn't find a mail exchanger or IP address. (#5.4.4)

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If I send a message to an email address on the server I'm relaying thru 2 copies arrive. When I reply I get a copy of the response and 2 copies of the following failure message...
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
    (ultimately generated from
    Unrouteable address

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On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 12:46 -0700, wrote:
> test
That I'm getting 2 copies and an email address in the message that shouldn't exist ( makes me thing there is a forwarder set up at my offsite ISP. I do not have one set up and they haven't responded.

I seem to have my local DNS and MX records set up. I changed /etc/postfix/ line MYDESTINATIONS to point to a file called local-host-names, then added all my domains to that file (including

So does this appear to be a local problem or a problem at my relay ISP? Does the relaying only affect sending mail (which seems to work ok) or can it mess with my receiving mail as well?

... I changed the email addresses and domains in the examples to avoid spam bots, the actual local mailserver domain is, and a domain I'm trying to receive at is Thanks for any pointers, you guys are great.
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Last edited by BorderAmigos; 26th April 2009 at 23:01. Reason: fix
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