smtp proxy with postfix

Cugar15 nginx-forum at
Wed Dec 30 13:20:27 UTC 2015

Well, here we go again... somehow, I'm not getting this smtp proxy to work
with nginx.
I moved to haproxy, and this combination works ok. Creating a tcp connection
passes over to postfix
and the postfix prompt is seen using a telnet connection - and all works
just fine.

However, I'd like to stick with nginx if possible....actually if possible at

Here are my findings - and maybe somebody can help to confirm or disagree:

1) Xclient = on will basically bypass sals authorithation in postfix.
    Postfix/Sasl will assume that the message is already authenticated.
    All the auth login commands are basically exectuted

2) Xclient = off will not trigger any sals authentication in postfix.
    Somehow, it seems, that the credentials are not forwarded to postfix

Is this really the expected behaviour? 
IMAP behaviour is completely different. Here the authentication works just

Comments appreciated,

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