[Dovecot] Dovecot LDA and "undeliverable" emails
kat at advancedmicrotargeting.com
Wed Mar 18 18:54:57 EET 2009
> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:31:32 -0400
> From: Bill Cole <dovecot-20061108 at billmail.scconsult.com>
> Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Dovecot LDA and "undeliverable" emails
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> Kat Wisnosky wrote, On 3/16/09 1:35 PM:
>> I googled around looking for this, apparantly my google-fu is failing
>> morning. I just switched over to using a Postfix/Dovecot virtual set-up
>> with Dovecot as the delivery agent. One of my users mistyped his email
>> address when he paid for something through Paypal and the reciept got
>> forwarded to everyone. It didn't bounce or just go to Postmaster, it was
>> delivered to every valid user on the system.
>> Below is my conf comments stripped:
> Dovecot config is irrelevant. This is a Postfix configuration issue.
> provided the proof of that:
>> And here's the mail.log from a test message that I sent out:
>> Mar 16 09:52:46 byron postfix/smtpd: C75E84F006D:
>> client=unknown[xxx.xx.xxx.xx], sasl_method=LOGIN,
>> sasl_username=kat at amtpolitics.com
>> Mar 16 09:52:46 byron postfix/cleanup: C75E84F006D:
>> message-id=<46497375E9264D2BA3BFB31BE37918BC at Kat>
>> Mar 16 09:52:46 byron postfix/qmgr: C75E84F006D:
>> from=<kat at amtpolitics.com>, size=887, nrcpt=10 (queue active)
> That says that the message from you had 10 recipients as Postfix was
> queueing it, *BEFORE* it tried any delivery. It is not possible for the
> Dovecot LDA to be involved in whatever caused the message to have 10
> If you cannot figure out why that is happening from looking at your
> config, I would suggest a visit to the Postfix Users' list.
Uhg, I win the CluelessnUnobservant Award for this. Thanks everyone for the
I caught that myself yesterday and fixed the problem on Postfix's side. To
sum up in case anyone else runs in to this, the mistake I made was in
assuming that Postfix just made the handoff to Dovecot and that Dovecot
would handle the rest, so I commented out the parts of the old config where
Postfix handled this when I was using Postfix virtual transport. Once I
restored those and gave Postfix the query it needed, it worked fine.
Thanks for bearing with me, everyone.
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