[Mailman-Users] mailman not respecting /etc/postfix/transport ???

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 22 12:22:18 EDT 2016

On 06/22/2016 07:53 AM, Steve Wehr wrote:
> The issue is that my email address steve at tunedinweb.com is also a member of
> several mailing lists. When mailman tries to send to steve at tunedinweb.com I
> see this error message in the postfix log /var/log/maillog:
> Jun  6 17:02:08 166941-web1 postfix/smtpd[25836]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from
> localhost[]: 550 5.1.1 <steve at tunedinweb.com>: Recipient address
> rejected: User unknown in local recipient table;
> from=<tunedin-temp-bounces+steve=tunedinweb.com at tunedinweb.com>
> to=<steve at tunedinweb.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<166941-web1.tunedinweb.com>
> So it seems that mailman is not respecting the /etc/postfix transport file
> settings. I want mailman to send mail for those addresses specified in the
> transport file to the server where that email is hosted. 

Well, yes and no. Something is causing the mail from Mailman lists to be
rejected by Postfix for "User unknown in local recipient table" before
transport_maps is consulted for this user.

This almost certainly is not a Mailman thing. I suspect the issue is
because the mail arrives from localhost[], not because it's
from Mailman.

What do you have for Postfix mynetworks and
smtpd_recipient_restrictions? (The output from 'postconf -n' might be

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