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Old 8th May 2010, 09:01
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Default Postfix email problem on ubuntu server 9.10 with spamassian and dovecot


i installed a new server ubuntu server 9.10 with lamp, etc.

after which i followed the following tutorial to setup

Postfix, DoveCot, Squirell


It was working fine till here. After which i installed the spamassain which also got configured perfectly.

I can send only 1 or 2 mails after which i get error

here is my confid file of postfix

# See /usr/share/postfix/main.cf.dist for a commented, more complete version

# Debian specific: Specifying a file name will cause the first
# line of that file to be used as the name. The Debian default
# is /etc/mailname.
#myorigin = /etc/mailname

smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
biff = no

# appending .domain is the MUA's job.
append_dot_mydomain = no

# Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
#delay_warning_time = 4h

readme_directory = no

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache

# See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
# information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.

myhostname = minfolin
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = mydomain.com, minfolin.minfo-server, localhost.minfo-server, localhost
relayhost = mail.mydomain.com
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all

smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_local_domain = mydomain.com
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks permit_sasl_authenticated reject_unauth_destination
smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth
The config of my host file.
Quote: mail.mydomain.com, localhost mydomain.com

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
I get the following error when i try to send emails.

The mail system

<someone@gmail.com>: host mail.mydomain.com[70.38.xx.xx] said: 550 Access
denied - Invalid HELO name (See RFC2821 (in reply to MAIL FROM

or if i play with the config

<someone@gmail.com>: mail.mydomain.com[70.38.xx.xx] said:
550-(mydomain.com) [210.211.xxx.xxx] is currently not permitted to relay
550-through this server. Perhaps you have not logged into the pop/imap
server 550-in the last 30 minutes or do not have SMTP Authentication turned
on in your 550 email client. (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Fully frustrated with this, anyhelp or a link for this problem will be helpfull.
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Old 8th May 2010, 15:04
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Default problem solved

okie here is the small line that you need to addup to fix this problem

smtp_helo_name = host.example.com

in case you come up with any such error
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