Final Steps: Emails vanishing in thin air.

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  1. p4r4digm

    p4r4digm New Member

    [Fixed]Final Steps: Emails vanishing in thin air.

    Figured it out. sendmail was running on port 25 even though it wa suninstalled and this was causing postfix to fail to run. Also had to deal with some permissions issues on inbox folders. BUT IT FINALLY WORKS

    Following this how-to to the teeth:
    Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

    I seem to have FINALLY gotten the damn thing working to the point that I am able to login successfully via POP and IMAP. My virtual mailboxes are all set correctly and I even set it up so gmail pulls mail from the mailbox.

    But sending mail to the virtual mailbox...well just nothing happens. There is nothing mentioned in the mail log, there is no bounceback NDR to the sender, and, msot importantly, there is no email received in the mailbox.

    I have been trolling around the forums looking for answers for over an hour and I'm finally breaking down and asking because I feel like I'm so damn close to finally having this thing set up (Ive been trying to get a postfix server running for 3 days now)

    Here is my

    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
    biff = no
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
    smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
    smtpd_use_tls = yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.
    myhostname =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination =, localhost, localhost.localdomain
    relayhost =
    mynetworks =
    mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
    virtual_alias_domains =
    virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_base = /home/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, reject_unauth_destination
    transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    #virtual_maildir_extended = yes
    #virtual_mailbox_limit_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    #virtual_mailbox_limit_override = yes
    #virtual_maildir_limit_message = "The user you are trying to reach is over quota."
    #virtual_overquota_bounce = yes
    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
    And here's mail.log
    Sep 21 03:49:56 dapperhat pop3d: Connection, ip=[::ffff:]
    Sep 21 03:49:56 dapperhat pop3d: LOGIN, [email protected], ip=[::ffff:], port=[48336]
    Sep 21 03:49:56 dapperhat pop3d: LOGOUT, [email protected], ip=[::ffff:], port=[48336], top=0, retr=0, rcvd=24, sent=96, time=0
    Sep 21 03:52:15 dapperhat pop3d: Connection, ip=[::ffff:]
    Sep 21 03:52:15 dapperhat pop3d: LOGIN, [email protected], ip=[::ffff:], port=[46102]
    Sep 21 03:52:15 dapperhat pop3d: LOGOUT, [email protected], ip=[::ffff:], port=[46102], top=0, retr=0, rcvd=24, sent=96, time=0
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

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