Plesk 8.6.0 QMail Alias Issue

Plesk 8.6.0 QMail Alias Issue! I think that this is a Plesk-specific issue, and have discovered it on a brand new installation of 8.6.0:

Having set up a domain as (with the 'www' option ticked), mail sent to was being rejected - although was coming in just fine. The bounce error was

553 553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1) (state 14). 
. Support staff suggested adding to /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts, although a Plesk upgrade would probably wipe out that file. I found out elsewhere that /var/qmail/control/morercpthosts is the proper place to add these extra acceptable recipient hostnames.

However, this all felt wrong; a manual fix for something that worked fine on other versions of Plesk?

I now realise what's going on. If I remove the 'www' checkbox prefix in 'Domain Administrator' for the domain, and add as a domain alias, then the problem goes away. This appears therefore to be a failure on plesk 8.6's part to properly register the www alias for the domain, if it is checked in domain administrator.


by davi on 20 July 2009
I can be wrong, but Plesk creates an A DNS record instead a domain alias.

Isn't it better than an alias?

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