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I have the MX records for set to the Google Apps domains ( etc.). If an email is sent to from most places, it goes to my Google Apps account. However, on the server (Ubuntu 10.04 if it matters), sending via SMTP (postfix), if I send to (via the Pony ruby gem if it matters), it simply routes to kerrick@localhost (showing up via the mail command) instead of going to my Google Apps account (where it should show up in my GApps Gmail inbox).

Can I make email sent via SMTP on my server, through my server, not go to my server but to Google Apps?

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You either have an entry in /etc/hosts pointing to localhost, like this:

In which case you need to remove this, or you've configured Postfix to treate as a local destination in /etc/postfix/ like this:

mydestination = localhost,

In which case you need to remove this.

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Ah, I believe it's the second one. If I remove that, can I still send email from via postfix? –  Kerrick Jul 8 '12 at 0:36
@Kerrick Yup, that doesn't restrict what From addresses you can use. As an aside, you should however setup SPF records. –  mgorven Jul 8 '12 at 3:05
Yay, editing it out of that line fixed it! And I'll look into SPF records, thank you. –  Kerrick Jul 8 '12 at 9:19

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