temporarily rejected RCPT : remote host address is the local host

While receiving emails to a domain in our server. We could notice that the email was rejected with the following error log:
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2012-07-01 12:58:37 [14484] H=test.com[*.*.*.*]:37179 I=[*.*.*.*]:25 F=<bounce-17_HTML-12071459-12080-1059204-10333@bounce.test.com> temporarily rejected RCPT <test@domain.com>: remote host address is the local host
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To fix this we had to perform the following:

created a file “/etc/virtual/domains”
added the hostname of the server to that file.
restarted exim

Issue Resolved.

Comments: 3

  1. michal April 28, 2015 at 11:22 PM Reply

    Thanks! Solved my problem. I was seeking for this for more than two days 🙂

  2. cpanelstuffs May 4, 2015 at 2:47 PM Reply

    Great !! Glad to hear that your issue is fixed. 🙂

    • Nelia December 5, 2016 at 1:36 PM Reply

      Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figirung this one out!

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