email going to wrong mailboxes

Discussion in 'General' started by shinzou, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

    I've got ISPconfig 2.2.8 installed and it works great but I noticed something wrong with the way users on different domains are receiving email that isn't addressed to them.

    Just so you are aware, I got rid of the username prefix all together. usernames are without any "web12" or "domain12" prefix.

    Here's the problem:

    I have an account at [email protected]

    If I send an email to [email protected] (and that address doesn't exist for domain6.com) then [email protected] will get it. This is the case for all the domains on the server.

    Everything in the virtualusertable seems correct . . .

    Any tips would be appreciated!
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  3. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    is domain6.com a co-domain of the website domain1.com?
     
  5. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You are talking about the usernames and not email addresses? This behaviour is normal, that you can send emails to the username, thats one of the reasons of the existance of the username prefix in ISPConfig.
     
  7. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  9. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Ok, then its exactly what i posted in post #6. If you want to get rid of it,enable the user prefix again.
     
  11. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

    thanks Till!

    I'll try adding the prefix back, create some test accounts and see if the behavior changes.

    is it possible with ISPconfig to add a Postfix filter/recipe for an account to only accept mail sent to [email protected], and reject [email protected]?
    [email protected] doesn't exist and many of my users are getting spam from other domains on the system.
     
  12. shinzou

    shinzou New Member

    you're right, when I added the prefix to an account, then tried to send an email to it, but via a different domain, the email was returned with an invalid account error.

    this really sucks because I have over 300 accounts on the server and need to go back and add a prefix to their username.

    is there anyway to configure Postfix to drop email not destined for the correct domain?

    is it possible to authenticate an account with an alias? after more testing and reading of this forum, I'll try to find a decent solution to my problem. Thanks for your help Till!


    edit: I think I will use a combination of the [DOMAIN]_ prefix and information from this post for my solution:
    http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7881
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2006

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