[Dovecot] LDA alias resolution problems..

Nick Warr nick at mobilia.it
Mon Feb 27 17:13:17 EET 2012

Il 27/02/2012 15.26, Tom Hendrikx ha scritto:
> On 27/02/12 12:06, Nick Warr wrote:
>> I use postfix + dovecot LDA + mysql virtual users and up til friday,
>> everything was working just fine.
>> Dovecot is 2.0.beta6 (3156315704ef)
>> Like I said, up til friday, when I added a vacation entry into postfix
>> (which I have now removed to see if it was the reason) mails to the
>> alias virusalert (which is aliased to me) went through just fine.
>> Now I get these sort of errors from the LDA:
>> Feb 27 11:54:03 cluster2 postfix/pipe[31267]: 866F0A41173:
>> to=<virusalert at mobilia.it>, relay=dovecot, delay=357414,
>> delays=357413/0.79/0/0.05, dsn=4.3.0, status=deferred (temporary
>> failure. Command output: lda: Fatal: Unknown user )
>> Other aliases work perfectly, the only difference is that these emails
>> are of local origin, (they're messages from Amavisd) I'm not sure why
>> this has started to be a problem.
> Usually, aliases are processed by postfix, and dovecot only gets 
> e-mail for actual users, not aliases. Depending on how your mail 
> processing flow works, mail generated by amavis might not visit 
> postfix before it hits dovecot...
> -- 
> Regards,
>     Tom
That does seem to be logical, since amavis is generating the email.

Normal emails go postfix -> amavis -> postfix -> dovecot

These go amavis -> postfix -> dovecot if this is so, I may need to talk 
to the postfix list, thanks!

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