Postfix local error: Loops back to myself

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Jorem, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Jorem

    Jorem Member

    I get this email, and a lot (1100x and then I stopped Postfix).

    This is the Postfix program at host

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
    be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

    For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

    If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
    delete your own text from the attached returned message.

    The Postfix program

    <[email protected]>: mail for
    loops back to myself

    Reporting-MTA: dns;
    X-Postfix-Queue-ID: E98A31000F6E
    X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; [email protected]
    Arrival-Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 18:58:24 +0100 (CET)

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected]
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.0.0
    Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; mail for loops back to

    Everytime I start Postfix again I am getting this mails again after the first mail is sent to my email address. If no mail is sent I do not get the mails, but after de first mail is sent they keep coming.

    Hope someone can help me. Thanks

    p.s. I changed my own domain to mydomain and the email address to [email protected] in the text above.
  2. Jorem

    Jorem Member

    I found a solution in another post here.

    I added the domain to the /etc/postfix/local-host-names file.

    It works now, but I still like to know how this could happen. I don't like it to happen again offcourse.
  3. ZiR

    ZiR New Member

    Thans Jorem,

    I add localhost.localdomain to the /etc/postfix/local-host-names file and postfix stop sending to me the same mail 12000 times.


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