Unable to configure mail forwarding settings for a user in Virtualmin

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#1 Tue, 08/20/2013 - 14:28

Unable to configure mail forwarding settings for a user in Virtualmin

I'm trying to configure mail forwarding for user with Virtualmin 4.02.gpl GPL running on a CentOS 6.3 server.

For some reason, Mail Forwarding Settings section is not displayed when I attempt to edit user account. Is there any setting in Postfix or Virtualmin configuration that needs to be enabled for this section to appear?

Thanks, Michael

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 14:52

As far as I know, the only feature required for that to be active for the domain would be "Mail for Domain". Do you have that enabled?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:12


Also note that there aren't Mail Forwarding Settings for the Virtual Server owner in "Edit Users" -- you'd need to set that by going into Edit Virtual Server -> Configurable settings, and in there you can set the "Contact Email".


Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:52

@Eric: Are you sure about that? For me, "Edit Users" does show the Mail Forwarding Settings also for the virtual server owner, provided "Mail for Domain" is turned on.

I seem to recall though that this indeed was different in the past... Maybe this got changed some time?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 16:33

@Locutus: you hit the nail on the head with 'Mail for Domain' setting being disabled. I just realized that I must have disabled the email on this virtual server because it was cloned from another host and I was not planning to use it to send/receive email at the time.

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 10:57

I know this is a VERY old thread, but I just hit the same problem today, and I needed to dig into the Virtualmin source code to understand that in my case Mail forwarding settings was not showing because in Edit User > Email settings the Primary email address enabled? was set to No.

Hope this can help someone.

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