Receive and redirect Google Apps emails of my domain on Ubuntu 14

Posted September 27, 2014 3.2k views


I set-up my VPS with exim4 to send emails from my server.
I also tried with Postfix, and the result is the same.

I use Google Apps for addresses email on my domain.
My MX DNS are correctly set-up.
I can send and receive emails on my Google Apps Webmail.

With my VPS, i can send emails, there is no problem here, but when I send emails on adresses on my domain (for example, a contact form), I receive the emails on my VPS, and not on the webmail of Google Apps.

For example, if I send an email at with a contact form in PHP, it will be send, but I will find it in a folder of my VPS (mbox or /var/mail/root for example), but i won’t find it on the Google App webmail of

In fact, I want to know how to redirect emails sent on my domain to the Google App webmail and not in a local folder/file on my VPS.

Someone knows how to do that and can help me ?

Thank you for your help !

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I found myself the solution.

Here it is :

I used this tutorial to configure emails on my VPS with Postfix.

If you don’t want to “catch” the adresses email of your domain, you just have to configure Postfix without your domain.

For example, in your Postfix configuration file (sudo nano /etc/postfix/, don’t add your domain name.


myhostname = example
mydestination = example, localhost.localdomain, localhost


myhostname =
mydestination =, example, localhost.localdomain, localhost

I hope it can help someone.

  • Postfix is a Mail Transfer Agent. If you don’t plan to accept emails on your VPS, just turn it off entirely. There is no reason to run it, if you’re just sending out.