Postfix /etc/postfix/virtual

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#1 Wed, 02/01/2006 - 07:52

Postfix /etc/postfix/virtual

We have two servers with virtualmin-PRO.

After install latest with Version 3.08, I can't logged for send email.

We try to update with, same procedure that other server.

Dont' work.

Well, we see /etc/postfix/virtual and there is a problem.

Virtual address get format <user>-<domain> instead[user>@<domain>

In virtualmin panel, two servers have the diferent configuration:

One latest: user@domain One old: user.domain

After any changes on two servers, I see a problems.

On old server, on /etc/postfix/virtual any user mapped with[user>.<domain> and others[user>.<domain>.<tld>

But on latest server, all accounts show: <user>-<doamin>.<tld>

A question? Taht it's a bug? If not a bug, where it's a place for say a server put a correct system (desired for administrator).

Excuse my poor english.

Thu, 02/23/2006 - 05:20

Hi Marco,

I'm having a smilar problem having migrated some sites from cPanel.
The original sites had the user name form

These are recreated as two users: and

These both seem to have passwords etc but only seems to be authenticated by SASL.

To get mail sent I've had to change the login name on the smtp authorisation to be rather than Interestingly fetching mail authorises on both and

This is bit of a pain as the whole point of allowing the use of '@' in user names was so that they didn't need to be changed ...

Any ideas would be appreciated. At some point the saslauthd daemon became stuck on a lock file and it wouldn't authorise at all but now it seems to running ok.



Thu, 02/23/2006 - 22:10
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Hey guys,

D'oh! We're back to the problem of Postfix not allowing @ in usernames. I think we can probably do a conversion in postfix and have it work...or it may be that we have to switch to Sendmail for cPanel migrated systems. I'd hate to do that, as Postfix is a nicer SMTP server in almost every regard, but it might be the only way to stick with @ in usernames.

Anyway, before we do that I'll see if I can find a way to translate the incoming name@domain.tld format to name-domain.tld before postfix makes a decision on what to do with messages.


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