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Bounce messages filling up queue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EcoHosting, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. EcoHosting

    EcoHosting Member

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    We are suddenly getting hit with thousands of messages clogging up our mail queue. They seem to be the returns of forged emails that have one of our customers domain as the return address and original sender. How would I go about stopping these bounces from cloggin up our mail queue? We have Chipy's MailScanner installed.

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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    There's not a great deal you can do with spoofed spam header bouces apart from filtering them out either in vfilters of the system filter. I think there's been posts in the past explaining how you can try to do that. You could also reduce the lifetime of a bounce in the queue using:

    ignore_bounce_errors_after = 1h

    in the first box of the Exim Configuration Editor which should drop bounces from the queue after the time you specify.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try it now....
     
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    This is an old thread, but it makes me curious..

    Why is it queueing bounces anyways? They are perm errors, it should send it back to the original sender and discard it.
     
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