Postfix not obeying my relay_recipient_maps table

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by AbeyMarquez, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. AbeyMarquez

    AbeyMarquez New Member


    I'm using postfix as a mail gateway, relaying everything to my back-end mail server. I have specified a relay_domain and transport.db have tested that it works perfectly. However, when I try to specify a relay_recipient_maps table it seems to have no effect.

    Here's what I did:
    1. Downloaded the address list from my Active Directory LDAP in the hash format "email-address <whitespace> OK".
    2. Did a postmap on that file, creating the .db file.
    3. Added the following line to the
    relay_recipient_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/relay_recipients
    4. Did a postfix reload.
    5. After noticing that this didnt have any effect blocking non-existent recipients, I also did a postfix upgrade-configuration.
    6. I restarted the whole server. No effect.

    What else do I have to do to make postfix block recipients that are not on the list? It seems to be completely ignoring it.

    This is my file:

    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name
    biff = no
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_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 =
    mydomain =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, $mydomain
    relayhost =
    relay_domains = $mydomain
    mynetworks =,
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    append_at_myorigin = no
    local_recipient_maps =
    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]relay_recipient_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/relay_recipients[/COLOR]
    transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
    header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks
    inet_protocols = all
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your mail log?
  3. AbeyMarquez

    AbeyMarquez New Member

    Ok, I got it working now. Relaying to my back-end mail server's domain wasn't working because it has the same domain name as the postfix server. I tried using the destination tables as local and not as relay and it worked!

    All I did was comment out both the relay_domains and relay_recipient_maps options and assign the Exchange recipients file to the local_recipient_maps option instead. Now its blocking as it should.
  4. Hengendro

    Hengendro New Member

    Sorry for reviving this old post but i have the same problem. I know what is the solution in this case, but in my case if i enable the "relay_recipient_maps" the telnet connection disable!!!, i dont know why but is real, this parameter "relay_recipients:maps" work together other parameter? or what?


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