Hello, I got postfix/smtp[9837]: connect to[]:10024: Connection refused

  • Posted on September 23, 2014
  • suebphattAsked by suebphatt

Hello :)

I just followed the mail server setup tutorial on DigitalOcean. I got this error after trying to send a mail via Command-Line ‘mail’ command

Sep 23 03:16:56 suebphatt postfix/pickup[9824]: 2CABAC4B25: uid=0 from=<>
Sep 23 03:16:56 suebphatt postfix/cleanup[9833]: 2CABAC4B25: message-id=<>
Sep 23 03:16:56 suebphatt postfix/qmgr[9825]: 2CABAC4B25: from=<>, size=368, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 23 03:16:56 suebphatt postfix/smtp[9837]: connect to[]:10024: Connection refused
Sep 23 03:16:56 suebphatt postfix/smtp[9837]: 2CABAC4B25: to=<>, relay=none, delay=0.01, delays=0.01/0/0/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to[]:10024: Connection refused)

Here is my postconf -n, if needed:

alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
append_dot_mydomain = no
biff = no
body_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/body_checks
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
config_directory = /etc/postfix
content_filter = amavis:[]:10024
dovecot_destination_recipient_limit = 1
header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
inet_interfaces = all
inet_protocols = all
mailbox_size_limit = 0
maildrop_destination_concurrency_limit = 1
maildrop_destination_recipient_limit = 1
mime_header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/mime_header_checks
mydestination =, localhost, localhost.localdomain
myhostname =
mynetworks = [::1]/128
myorigin = /etc/mailname
nested_header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/nested_header_checks
owner_request_special = no
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 $mynetworks
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix
receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
recipient_delimiter = +
relay_domains = mysql:/etc/postfix/
relay_recipient_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/
relayhost =
smtp_tls_security_level = may
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
smtpd_client_message_rate_limit = 100
smtpd_client_restrictions = check_client_access mysql:/etc/postfix/
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination, check_recipient_access mysql:/etc/postfix/
smtpd_relay_restrictions = permit_mynetworks permit_sasl_authenticated defer_unauth_destination
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth
smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
smtpd_sender_restrictions = check_sender_access mysql:/etc/postfix/
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
smtpd_tls_security_level = may
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtpd_use_tls = yes
transport_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/transport-mailman, proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_alias_domains =
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman, proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_gid_maps = static:5000
virtual_mailbox_base = /var/vmail
virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
virtual_transport = dovecot
virtual_uid_maps = static:5000

Thank you very much in advanced :)

Best Regards,

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