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Currently I have installed, and configured postfix. If I send a email to let's say '' I receive the email(s) locally on the server. I would like to get these said emails to 'XYZ' to forward to my gmail account. Currently I have tried adding aliases through postfix to no avail.

Current postfix/

# Debian specific: Specifying a file name will cause the first
# line of that file to be used as the name. The Debian default
# is /etc/mailname.
#myorigin = /etc/mailname

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_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 =
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination =,,, localhost
relayhost =
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
inet_protocols = all
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
home_mailbox = mail/

Current postfix/virtual
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You already have an alias map created, you can use that. Simply add the following to it:


Then run the newaliases command.

The result should now be that all emails thatshould be delivered to the local account "admin" will be instead forwarded to the specified gmail account.

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Hi Urgoll, after checking the logs it looks to be working but never receive it in my gmail box? LOG: Jul 31 17:21:28 noble postfix/smtp[3965]: 85930501B9: to=<>, orig_to=<>,[2607:f8b0:400d:c02::1a]:25, delay=0.53, delays=0/0.01/0.07/0.45, dsn=2.0.0, status$ Jul 31 17:21:28 noble postfix/qmgr[3957]: 85930501B9: removed –  Starboy Jul 31 '13 at 21:26
Have you checked SPAM folder? [ If messages ACCEPTED by gmail in SMTP session are not delivered at all then report a bug to gmail ] –  Andrzej A. Filip Aug 1 '13 at 4:41
Starboy, do a grep of 85930501B9 in your maillog file. Postfix uses a multi-line format, and all lines are required to get the whole picture. –  Urgoll Aug 1 '13 at 11:34

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