MailScanner SPAM Forward & Postfix Problem

Kennedy Clark hkclark at
Thu Apr 7 15:56:11 IST 2005

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I installed MailScanner/SpamAssassin/ClamAV last week.  I used Johnny
Hughes' excellent guide at (see Part 4).

I'm using RHEL 3/CentOS 3.4.  On the MTA side, I am using Postfix with a
virtual alias table.  I want to have MailScanner use the "forward"
"Spam Actions" option to put all spam in a central email account (it's
a local account on the same server).  I can email to this central spam
account no problem (both locally and from outside accounts such as
gmail).  The "Spam Actions = forward blah at" works if
blah at is an account on a separate system (such as this account
on gmail).   However, no matter what I do, I cannot make it work with
a local account -- I always get the following postfix error in

  ..., status=bounced (user unknown in virtual alias table).

I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that I'm using a
virtual alias table, but I don't want to get rid of that (even for
testing purposes) because it's obviously being used for live email.

Many thanks for any assistance!

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