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Old 21st December 2007, 22:34
Jorem Jorem is offline
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Default Postfix local error: Loops back to myself

I get this email, and a lot (1100x and then I stopped Postfix).

This is the Postfix program at host megelinkserver.nl.

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

<admispconfig@localhost.localdomain.nl>: mail for localhost.localdomain.nl
loops back to myself

Reporting-MTA: dns; mydomain.nl
X-Postfix-Queue-ID: E98A31000F6E
X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; user@mydomain.nl
Arrival-Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 18:58:24 +0100 (CET)

Final-Recipient: rfc822; admispconfig@localhost.localdomain.nl
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; mail for localhost.localdomain.nl loops back to

Everytime I start Postfix again I am getting this mails again after the first mail is sent to my email address. If no mail is sent I do not get the mails, but after de first mail is sent they keep coming.

Hope someone can help me. Thanks

p.s. I changed my own domain to mydomain and the email address to user@mydomain.nl in the text above.
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Old 21st December 2007, 23:39
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I found a solution in another post here.

I added the domain localhost.localdomain.nl to the /etc/postfix/local-host-names file.

It works now, but I still like to know how this could happen. I don't like it to happen again offcourse.
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Old 20th January 2008, 04:59
ZiR ZiR is offline
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Thans Jorem,

I add localhost.localdomain to the /etc/postfix/local-host-names file and postfix stop sending to me the same mail 12000 times.

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