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Postfix Documentation
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Configuring local_recipient_maps in main.cf

The local_recipient_maps parameter specifies lookup tables with all names or addresses of local recipients. A recipient address is local when its domain matches $ mydestination, $ inet_interfaces or $ proxy_interfaces. If a local username or address is not listed in $ local_recipient_maps, then the Postfix SMTP server will reject the address with "User unknown in local recipient table".

The default setting, shown below, assumes that you use the default Postfix local(8) delivery agent for local delivery, where recipients are either UNIX accounts or local aliases:

/etc/postfix/main.cf:
    
local_recipient_maps = 
proxy:unix:passwd.byname $
alias_maps

To turn off unknown local recipient rejects by the SMTP server, specify:

/etc/postfix/main.cf:
    
local_recipient_maps =

That is, an empty value. With this setting, the Postfix SMTP server will not reject mail with "User unknown in local recipient table".

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