I have app that uses postfix. When i send an email from one user to another, works well, as you can see here

Sep 28 14:34:04 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[546]: connect from localhost[] Sep 28 14:34:04 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[546]: EA382280CA4: client=localhost[] Sep 28 14:34:04 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/cleanup[551]: EA382280CA4: message-id=<504605561.1538145244923.JavaMail.root@webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94> Sep 28 14:34:04 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/qmgr[146]: EA382280CA4: from=, size=1232, nrcpt=1 (queue active) Sep 28 14:34:04 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[546]: disconnect from localhost[] ehlo=1 mail=1 rcpt=1 data=1 quit=1 commands=5 Sep 28 14:34:06 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtp[552]: EA382280CA4: to=, relay=smtp.gmail.com[]:587, delay=1.1, delays=0.01/0.03/0.4/0.69, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1538145246 h71-v6sm1532424wmg.4 - gsmtp) Sep 28 14:34:06 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/qmgr[146]: EA382280CA4: removed

The problem comes when someone uses the feedback feature in my app.

Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[531]: connect from localhost[] Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[531]: A0507280CA4: client=localhost[] Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/cleanup[535]: A0507280CA4: message-id=<634841788.1538144901634.JavaMail.root@webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94> Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/qmgr[146]: A0507280CA4: from=, size=702, nrcpt=1 (queue active) Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtpd[531]: disconnect from localhost[] ehlo=1 mail=1 rcpt=1 data=1 quit=1 commands=5 Sep 28 14:28:21 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtp[536]: connect to smtp.gmail.com[2a00:1450:400c:c06::6c]:587: Cannot assign requested address Sep 28 14:28:22 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/smtp[536]: A0507280CA4: to=, relay=smtp.gmail.com[]:587, delay=1.1, delays=0.01/0.02/0.34/0.78, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1538144902 u4-v6sm3253917wro.47 - gsmtp) Sep 28 14:28:22 webcat-node-77f77644-vhq94 postfix/qmgr[146]: A0507280CA4: removed

This is the content of my main.cf :

smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
biff = no

append_dot_mydomain = no

readme_directory = no
compatibility_level = 2

smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache

smtpd_relay_restrictions = permit_mynetworks permit_sasl_authenticated defer_unauth_destination
myhostname = myDomain
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
mydestination = gdfg, $myhostname, localhost.localdomain, localhost
relayhost = [smtp.gmail.com]:587
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_protocols = all
inet_interfaces = all
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
smtp_tls_CAfile = /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
smtp_use_tls = yes
myorigin = /etc/mailname
  • Did you intentionally make the log output unreadable?
    – RalfFriedl
    Sep 29, 2018 at 10:01
  • I got lost trying to make sense of the mangled log output. Please see formatting help for help on formatting your post. Then you can edit the question and replace the log output with a freshly pasted copy, and format it using the {} code button. Sep 29, 2018 at 11:59

1 Answer 1


The delivery attempt on the second log excerpt tries to use IPv6 and after failing, falls back to IPv4 and delivers the message successfully. You can either fix your IPv6 host configuration if you have IPv6 upstream connection, or disable it on your system if you don't have IPv6, or you can prevent postfix from using your broken IPv6 by setting inet_protocols = ipv4 in main.cf

  • 1
    Warning: Disabling IPv6 will make some remote hosts unreachable and is not a good long term solution. Sep 29, 2018 at 17:35
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    @MichaelHampton they already have IPv6 hosts unreachable, but I updated my answer with suggestion to fix IPv6 if they have working IPv6 upstream.
    – AlexD
    Sep 29, 2018 at 18:04
  • Indeed. Of course fixing IPv6 is preferred since there are already IPv6-only hosts, their numbers are only growing, and the user will have to email one sooner or later. Sep 29, 2018 at 18:41

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