Email from hostname

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ejkeebler, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. ejkeebler

    ejkeebler New Member

    Ok I am still confused after reading through a few threads I thought resembled my issue.

    Currently I can send and recieve email from I would like it to only be Is this simply a hostname change? Or do I simply change a postfix value?

    I am using Ubuntu 5.1 with, as I stated above, postfix. :(
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    How do you send the emails? With an email client such as Thunderbird or Outlook Express, with a command, from a script, etc?
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do you use ISPConfig or have you configured your mailusers manually? Is your domain in the file /etc/postfix/local-host-names?
  4. ejkeebler

    ejkeebler New Member


    Yes I use an email client - Thunderbird and Outlook, and both can send emails to, but both get return to senders when sending to When I send either from mailx or from thunderbord they arrive as

    I am using Maildir, Postfix and Courier if that makes a difference.

    As for the user mail clients setup, I do have ISPconfig installed but do not use it, as I really don't see the point since I just wanted to setup a working mail server, so.... I just create users with adduser and then send an email to that and tada, Maildir is created and that user has a mailbox.

    Hope those answer the questions you had, thanks for the help!
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  6. ejkeebler

    ejkeebler New Member

    Still Broke

    Thanks falko, I'm guessing I found the problem I checked my /etc/postfix/local-host-names and it had basically every possible domain combination in there:

    so I checked my and I saw the mydestination line is commented out and does not contain "domain", it does have locahost etc. Could this be the issue?

    I also checked the virtualusertable and did notice an entry probably from when I was messing around with ISPConfig trying to figure it out.

    If this is the issue how does the server know that when mail is sent, to send it out as and not one of the others, like

    Thanks again

    just uncommented the mydestination line and added to it, restarted postfix and when i send out mail it still comes as and when sending to, I have not received a return to sender (as I was before), but have not received the email yet either.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2005
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you run

    postconf -e 'virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtusertable'
    postconf -e 'mydestination = /etc/postfix/local-host-names'
    Did you run
    postmap /etc/postfix/virtusertable
    after you've changed /etc/postfix/virtusertable?
    All the information you need is in this post:
  8. ejkeebler

    ejkeebler New Member

    Well thanks anyway

    Email is still not coming from but from instead and email still not being received when sending to, no big deal at least it works which was my goal, im sure I just didn't set a hostname value or something like that somewhere, I plan on setting up a new one again anyway ;)

    Thanks for all the help.

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