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When somebody sends mail to I get the message

Remote host said: 550 relay not permitted! [RCPT_TO]

What is wrong with my settings?

I do not think the problem is in the mysql cf-files nor in the database as these settings used to work correctly and have never been changed. Unfortunately I cannot reproduce config changes else where. But if necessay I am happy to provide the content of these files/database.

My server domain ( does receive mail correctly and my reads as below:

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 = /usr/share/doc/postfix

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
smtpd_use_tls = yes
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 =
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = 
relayhost = 
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
message_size_limit = 30720000
virtual_alias_domains = 
virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_mailbox_base = /home/vmail
virtual_uid_maps = static:5000
virtual_gid_maps = static:5000
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
# see under Spam smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination
proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks $virtual_mailbox_limit_maps
virtual_transport = dovecot
dovecot_destination_recipient_limit = 1

# Spam
disable_vrfy_command = yes
smtpd_delay_reject = yes
smtpd_helo_required = yes
smtpd_helo_restrictions = permit_mynetworks,
   check_helo_access hash:/etc/postfix/helo_access,
smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
smtpd_error_sleep_time = 1s
smtpd_soft_error_limit = 10
smtpd_hard_error_limit = 20
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Remote host said: 550 relay not permitted! [RCPT_TO]

This is not a postfix-generated message.

Please provide relevant syslog mail.* messages that pertain to one message sent to, and accepted by your postfix server running the configuration above.

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The point is that I do not see anything in my mail or mail.err log. But the message from various external mail addresses is the same. – zensys Jan 10 '13 at 15:31
If there is nothing in YOUR mail.log, then YOUR postfix is not involved. I suggest ascertaining from where to where this traffic is actually flowing; there may be a DNS issue instead. – adaptr Jan 10 '13 at 15:32
your comment made me think and check my dns settings. The MX record was not set to my server which I have corrected. I will confirm when the dns recordes have been propagated. – zensys Jan 10 '13 at 15:44
ITYM "when the cached RRs have expired". DNS does not "propagate". – adaptr Jan 10 '13 at 15:45
As suggested by adaptr below it was a dns issue indeed. – zensys Jan 11 '13 at 17:57

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