> bbed_hosts}fail}" forced
> failure: assume not in this list
> hubbed_hosts router skipped: domains mismatch
> --------> smarthost router <--------
> local_part=root domain=mydomain.com
> checking domains
> mydomain.com in "@:localhost:ubuntu"? no (end of list)
> mydomain.com in "! +local_domains"? yes (end of list)
> R: smarthost for root@???
> calling smarthost router
> smarthost router called for root@???
> domain = mydomain.com
Right. This basically means that you don't have a router set up for dealing
with local domains - all mail is handed off to a smarthost. Are you using
the standard Unbuntu/Debian split config ? If so, and you want to keep using
it, you will probably have better luck asking on the Debian Exim list
(whether you agree with them or not the Debian maintainers "simplified" the
config in such a way that it's pretty hard for those of us not using that
particular way of configuring things to understand how such systems are
The details of that list can be found at
If you're not using the split config, then perhaps posting your config would
allow us to see what would need to be changed.
Basically, what the problem is is that there's no router to handle "local"
addresses like your root example before all the mail is passed off to a
smarthost. You need something like a router using something like a redirect
driver before the smarthost router that can do a standard aliases lookup.