Can't send email

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by stef157, May 17, 2013.

  1. stef157

    stef157 Member

    Can't send email - POSTFIX - SASL

    we've a trouble with postfix… we can't send email but we can receive it…

    so we have this error : SASL PLAIN authentication failed: authentication failure

    When I do this :
    testsaslauthd -u [email protected] -p password
    connect() : No such file or directory
    VI this file : /etc/postfix/sasl/smtpd.conf
    pwcheck_method: saslauthd auxprop
    mech_list: plain login
    allow_plaintext: true
    auxprop_plugin: sql
    sql_engine: mysql
    sql_user: ispconfig
    sql_passwd: the right password ;-)
    sql_database: dbispconfig
    sql_select: select password from mail_user where email = '%u'

    and here the postfix file :
    # See /usr/share/postfix/ 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 $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
    biff = no
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
    smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
    smtpd_use_tls = yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${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 =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination =, localhost, localhost.localdomain
    relayhost = 
    mynetworks = [::1]/128
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
    virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman
    virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_base = /var/vmail
    virtual_uid_maps = static:5000
    virtual_gid_maps = static:5000
    smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
    smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
    smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, check_recipient_access mysql:/etc/postfix/, reject_unauth_destination
    smtpd_tls_security_level = may
    transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    relay_domains = mysql:/etc/postfix/
    relay_recipient_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/
    proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks $virtual_mailbox_limit_maps
    smtpd_sender_restrictions = check_sender_access mysql:/etc/postfix/
    smtpd_client_restrictions = check_client_access mysql:/etc/postfix/
    maildrop_destination_concurrency_limit = 1
    maildrop_destination_recipient_limit = 1
    virtual_transport = maildrop
    header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks
    mime_header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/mime_header_checks
    nested_header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/nested_header_checks
    body_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/body_checks
    content_filter = amavis:[]:10024
    receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
    smtpd_client_message_rate_limit = 100
    owner_request_special = no
    message_size_limit = 0
    smtpd_tls_CAfile = /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/ssl/startssl.chain.class1.server.crt
    Thx for your help :)

    Edit : resolve by upgrading ispconfig and during this say YES when you have to reconfigure the services
    Last edited: May 18, 2013
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Which distribution do you use?

    Are there any other errors in your mail log?
  3. stef157

    stef157 Member

    No other error in mail log..
    Was on debian 6.0.6 with ispconfig
    And I've upgrade to and during the update I was able to reconfigure the services and so now it's working..
  4. livetv

    livetv Member

    facing problem with smtp connection according to dns test:
    "I was unable to connect to the SMTP port on ***.***.**.**..."

    in my /var/log/mail.log:

    "sm-mta[15365]: r4IG03hk015365: localhost [] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA-v4
    May 18 12:00:19 vps-***-*** postfix/postqueue[15399]: warning: Mail system is down -- accessing queue directly"

    i'm using vps dedicate debian-6.0-x86_64.

    Thank you

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