[Dovecot] relay access denied problem thru iphone imap auth

Allen Walker auswalk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 05:33:54 EEST 2010

  I'm using postfix smtpd / dovecot. Running imaps, imap, pop3s, pop3. I 
have a ssl certificate setup. Everything works fine via IMAP except 
sending to an email from outside the network to a recipient outside the 

The problem is when someone (and this is being tested thru the iphone 
email client configured to use imap) logs in, they can read messages but 
cannot send to an address outside my network, assuming they are logged 
in outside the network. If you they are logged in inside the network, 
they can send to anyone just fine.

The Log:

Jul 29 20:09:41 ubuntu dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<amit>, 
method=PLAIN, rip=, l
ip=, TLS
Jul 29 20:10:02 ubuntu postfix/smtpd[28892]: warning: 
hostname 166-205-142-084.mobi
le.mymmode.com verification failed: No address associated with hostname
Jul 29 20:10:02 ubuntu postfix/smtpd[28892]: connect from 
Jul 29 20:10:06 ubuntu postfix/smtpd[28892]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from 
unknown[]: 55
4 5.7.1 <xxx at gmail.com>: Relay access denied; 
from=<amit at outsidedomain.com> to=<xxx at gmail.c
om> proto=ESMTP helo=<[]>
Jul 29 20:10:06 ubuntu postfix/smtpd[28892]: disconnect from 


smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
biff = no

# appending .domain is the MUA's job.
append_dot_mydomain = no

# Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
#delay_warning_time = 4h

readme_directory = no

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/server.crt
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/server.key
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache

# See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
# information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.

myhostname = mydomain.com
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = mydomain.com, localhost
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
relay_domains = lists.mydomain.com   # I use this as I have mailman also 
transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
mailman_destination_recipient_limit = 1
relayhost =
inet_protocols = ipv4

smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth-client
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = 

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