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My mailserver has been sending emails fine and dandily to newsletter subscribers via the Mandrill app, but I have not been receiving emails on the domains I want, I only want mails to go to the user jon on the system.

My user mail file var/mail/jon is empty, I checked my /var/log/mail.log file and it is massive, with this error repeatedly:

Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual alias table;

and

Relay access denied;

So obviously I have misconfigured my virtual domains in Postfix. These are my files:

/etc/postfix/main.cf

/etc/postfix/virtual

Have I written the table in the virtual file wrong? I thought that jon would be the user that Postfix sends the mail too. Maybe that is not correct.

Do I need to change jon to some other value in the virtual file for mails to be delivered correctly? Like jon@vps.domain.com?

Apologies if this is rather broad, I do not have that much experience with Postfix. I have also since uncommented the TLS settings on my system before anyone mentions it.

(Ubuntu 14.04 system)

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If this is real user in your OS you should set it in "local recipient table". Here is described how to do it: https://serverfault.com/questions/179419/postfix-recipient-address-rejected-user-unknown-in-local-recipient-table

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It turns out that Procmail was not installed.

Spotted an error about it missing in the mail log - Procmail is referenced in the main.cf file.

Have received one or two emails in the jon user mailbox now.

  • Cool :) So next time just be careful about the packages :) – Romeo Ninov Jan 18 '15 at 19:09
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    Yeah I had reinstalled Ubuntu, uploaded my backed-up Postfix config file from the old installation and must have just forgotten to install Procmail. – jonbaldie Jan 18 '15 at 19:50

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