How to Restrict users sending to certain users/Domains Zimbra 8.6 on Ubuntu (Server) 14.04 LTS Step-by-Step

This document describes how to restrict a list of users for sending emails to limited domains. Other users can send mails anywhere. All steps I am doing here as Zimbra user. These steps are verified on ZCS 8.x or newer.

You have to be logged in as a root.

If you can open file you can set full permission with the following command as root

Step 1 – Set permission as root

root@mail:/# chmod 777 /opt/nameoffile

Step 2 – You must work as zimbra user.

root@mail:/# su – zimbra

Step 3 – Enter in file /opt/zimbra/conf/zmconfigd/ this line check_sender_access hash:/opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/restricted_senders

zimbra@mail:~$ nano /opt/zimbra/conf/zmconfigd/

Step 4 – Your file look like as this:

Step 5 – Set permission on this file /opt/zimbra/conf/ with the following command:

zimbra@mail:~$ chmod 775 /opt/zimbra/conf/

Step 6 – Then and add those lines before RESTART mta.

POSTCONF smtpd_restriction_classes local_only
POSTCONF local_only FILE

Step 7 – Your file look like as this:

Step 8 – Execute the following command and this line check_recipient_access lmdb:/opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/local_domains, reject

zimbra@mail:~$ nano /opt/zimbra/conf/

Step 9 – Execute the following nano /opt/zimbra/conf/ command and add all the users, whom you want to restrict. Follow this syntax:

test@yourdomain     local_only

Step 10 – Execute the following nano /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/local_domains command and add all the domains, whom you want to allow to sending mail. Follow this syntax:

yourdomain   OK

Step 11 – For the changes to take effect execute the following commands:

zimbra@mail:~$ postmap /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/restricted_senders
zimbra@mail:~$ postmap /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/local_domains

If you insert new user or new domain don’t forget to running again number 11.

Step 12 – Restart service.

zimbra@mail:~$ zmmtactl stop
zimbra@mail:~$ zmmtactl start

Step 13 – When you attempt to sending mail from not allowed user you will see this.

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