dovecot deliver – Fatal: postmaster_address setting not given

It took me an hour to figure out the reason for this message. The only hint is, that there might be special characters like tabs in the config file. But in my case, the reason was the dovecot-postfix package of Ubuntu 9.10.

There are two config-files: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf and /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf. The header says:

# If there's a file /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf, which is part of
# dovecot-postfix package, it will be used instead of dovecot.conf.
# Keep in mind that, if that file exist, none of the changes in
# /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf will have effect on dovecot's configuration.
# In that case you should customize /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf.

The problem: dovecot’s deliver command ignores dovecot-postfix.conf and reads it’s config from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf 🙁

Ok, how to fix this? Open /etc/postfix/ and specify the configfile using the -c parameter of the deliver-command:

dovecot   unix  -       n       n       -       -       pipe
  flags=DRhu user=vmail:vmail argv=/usr/lib/dovecot/deliver -c /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf -f ${sender} -d ${recipient}

See bug #511295.

2 Antworten auf „dovecot deliver – Fatal: postmaster_address setting not given“

  1. I still get this Error, after changing this.
    dovecot: deliver(christian): Fatal: postmaster_address setting not given

  2. @Christian: Edit your dovecot configuration file and search for postmaster_address. Put whatever it is for your domain and restart dovecot. This shoud do the work.

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