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Old 29th March 2010, 23:48
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Default Email Forwarding Not Working [Fixed]

Hi i set up email forwarding for my domain and it's not working.

I added the email domain mydomain.com and i added a forwarder for that

admin2@mydomain.com -> mynormalemailaccount@gmail.com

I login to HOTMAIL and send a test email to admin2@mydomain.com

postfix/smtpd[17571]: connect from snt0-omc1-s21.snt0.hotmail.com[]
postfix/smtpd[17571]: 289F4A1BA: client=snt0-omc1-s21.snt0.hotmail.com[]
postfix/cleanup[17575]: 289F4A1BA: message-id=
postfix/smtpd[17571]: disconnect from snt0-omc1-s21.snt0.hotmail.com[]
postfix/qmgr[1809]: 289F4A1BA: from=, size=1746, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
postfix/pipe[17576]: 289F4A1BA: to=, relay=maildrop, delay=0.42, delays=0.18/0.08/0/0.17, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered via maildrop service)
You see the incoming hotmail connection. The mail is not forwarded though.

I have tried this with different destination mail services so its not just a problem with forwarding to gmail. I've read the other threads and they don't shed any light.

This was a fresh install of Debian 5 on my linode and a fresh setup of ISPconfig following the "Perfect server" guide. There is nothing funky going on with my setup it's all plain default vanilla.

I wonder what is happening?

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Old 30th March 2010, 00:04
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The email got delivered to a local mailbox. Make sure that you dont have a mailbox for the email address admin2@mydomain.com and that you have no linux system user with the name admin2.
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Old 30th March 2010, 00:08
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Hi thanks,

I don't have mailboxes or users configured, Are they the only conditions that would cause a mail to be dropped to a localbox instead of forwarded?


I just tried out your config files from http://howtoforge.org/forums/showpos...2&postcount=13

And it now works, thanks!

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