I have used postfix on vine-linux legacy machine names "vine.domain.com (@ 210.251.xx.xx/28)" and have set mailalias on /etc/aliases:

mike: [email protected]

for a long time. I have put $mydestination entry on /etc/postfix/main.cf

mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain $mydomain, somedomain.to

So usually postfix on vine.domain.com receives emails to "[email protected]" and passes through to "[email protected]".

After we have just incremented serial of DNS record @somedomain.to, suddenly vine.domain.com fails email transfer from vine.domain.com to MX.gmail.com. Here /var/log/maillog says:

Jul 19 17:53:29 vine postfix/smtp[14423]: 457C3C5FED: to=, relay=none, delay=0, status=bounced (Name service error for gmail.com: Host found but no data record of requested type)

When we works well, the maillog was like this:

Jul 14 16:14:32 vine postfix/local[27176]: 7C759C6408: to=, relay=local, delay=0, status=sent(forwarded as B4070C6410)

Jul 14 16:14:34 vine postfix/smtp[27198]: B4070C6410: to=, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[], delay=2, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1468488457 sl8si2007458pab.264 - gsmtp

I wonder that this trouble came from DNS issues @vine.domain.com, but I can not find where I correct the trouble first. I can not find proper information in terms of the issue on this website.

Here is a result of postfix -n . Thank you for your sincere support.

bash# /usr/sbin/postconf -n

alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases, hash:/var/spool/ml/etc/aliases

alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases, hash:/var/spool/ml/etc/aliases

allow_mail_to_commands = alias,forward,include

allow_percent_hack = no

command_directory = /usr/sbin

daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix

debug_peer_level = 2

default_destination_concurrency_limit = 10

default_privs = fml

inet_interfaces = all

local_destination_concurrency_limit = 2

mail_owner = postfix

mail_spool_directory = /var/spool/mail

mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain $mydomain, somedomain.to

mydomain = domain.com

myhostname = vine.domain.com

mynetworks = 210.251.xx.xx/28,

mynetworks_style = subnet

myorigin = $mydomain

queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix

relay_domains = $mydestination

smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name ($mail_version)

virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual

  • Did you have SPF or DKIM records pointing to those older DNS records?
    – NickW
    Jul 19, 2016 at 11:44
  • No, but since I have learned that we should put SPF info on the DNS at "somedomain.to", I have put new TXT record at "somedomain.to" after we have experienced this trouble on vine.domain.com. Here the current TXT record at "somedomain.to" when I ask to nslookup right now. ` somedomain.to text = "v=spf1 +ip4:210.251.xx.yy/28 ~all" `
    – Mike_F
    Jul 19, 2016 at 11:59
  • Usually we ask if you could put your domains in the question, as it helps to diagnose DNS errors.. as I'm 99% sure this is a DNS error, as gmail is complaining about your records.. have you got an RDNS record for vine.domain.com, and an A and MX record also?
    – NickW
    Jul 19, 2016 at 13:32
  • Thank you. vine.domain.com stands for vine.mju.jp( And, somedomain.to stands for mike.to. vine.mju.jp is currently same as vine.mike.to. We have set up an NS calls itedu.mju.jp( vine.mju.jp is supposed to forward emails arrived at an account on vine.mike.to toward gmail email account.
    – Mike_F
    Jul 19, 2016 at 19:46

1 Answer 1


Thanks for the actual domain :)

I think your problem may be that you don't have an MX record for mjp.jp

dig -t mx mju.jp

; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> -t mx mju.jp ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 32458 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0


01.dnsv.jp. hostmaster.dnsv.jp. 1468466454 3600 900 604800 30

Since your server announces itself as vine.mjp.jp there needs to be a data record of requested type (one specifying who is the mail server) for the mjp.jp domain.

You might also want to see if you can get a PTR record set up for that IP, as it will improve delivery possibilities

  • Thank you. It seems to be deleted and there isn't any MX record on mju.jp although I suppose we have a MX record on mju.jp in the past. I will ask to NS officer of mju.jp and reenter
    – Mike_F
    Jul 25, 2016 at 1:32
  • Let us know what happens when it's put up again..
    – NickW
    Jul 25, 2016 at 8:19

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