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I successfully configured Postfix to deliver messages to virtual mailboxes.

I can set aliases and pipes inside /etc/postfix/virtual and mailboxes inside /etc/postfix/virtual_mailbox files.

However, whenever I set a catch-all domain and point to a remote email address, it overrides all other virtual mailboxes and virtual aliases set in postfix. How can I set a catch-all forwarding to the remote email address when virtual mailbox is enabled?

I set catch-all like this:

@mydomain.com     catchall@otherdomain.com

Thanks for your help!

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The catchall should be in the virtual_alias_maps file (in your case /etc/postfix/virtual) and not in the virtual_mailbox file.

Take a look here, search the page for Mail forwarding domains and you'll find this example:

1 /etc/postfix/main.cf:
2     virtual_alias_domains = example.com ...other hosted domains...
3     virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
5 /etc/postfix/virtual:
6     postmaster@example.com postmaster
7     joe@example.com        joe@somewhere
8     jane@example.com       jane@somewhere-else
9     # Uncomment entry below to implement a catch-all address
10     # @example.com         jim@yet-another-site
11     ...virtual aliases for more domains...
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Thanks for your answer. Yes, I already tried adding @domain.com to my /etc/postfix/virtual table but once it's added, it overrides all other aliases and captures all emails. –  Cem Nov 17 '11 at 16:14
@Cem actually the manual says the examples shows how one would implement a catch-all virtual alias that receives mail for every example.com address *not listed* in the virtual alias file. So it should work. Have you done postmap /etc/postfix/virtual after the modifications? –  Mr Shunz Nov 17 '11 at 16:20
@Cem but where is your config? –  c4f4t0r Jan 16 '14 at 15:42

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