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mailqueue - postmaster@server.domain.net

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by trakwebster, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. trakwebster

    trakwebster Well-Known Member

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    I've got a puzzle.

    Generally, email seems to be working OK. (I should count my blessings, eh?)

    However, while looking for something else I noticed that in my mail queue is a somewhat long email addressed to:

    postmaster@server.domain.net

    (where server is our servername, and domain.net is our domain name)

    I clicked 'deliver' and it says it is unfreezing, etc, and then says:

    ** postmaster@server.domain.net: unknown local-part "postmaster" in domain "server.domain.net"

    I'm guessing it's trying to tell me that there is no user on our system named postmaster, which is quite correct.

    I thought I'd just create a user named postmaster. I tried to do so at the same domain, namely server.domain.net, but WHM balked saying:
    You cannot setup a domain that is the same as the servers hostname.

    I can't create a domain postmaster.com with user 'postmaster' because that's too long for a username and the domain part wouldn't match anyway.

    Who is this guy?

    Anybody got clues?

    -- Arthur Cronos from Voltos

    PS: I tried the WHM Email Troubleshooter with this email address and it said:

    [icon] Mail Routing Error
    [icon] Filter File
    [icon] SMTP Destination
     
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    #1 trakwebster, Mar 18, 2003
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2003
  2. Juanra

    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    Add this line:

    postmaster: root

    to /etc/aliases

    I also have abuse: root and mailer-daemon: root there.
     
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