Bounced email coming to [email protected] instead of :blackhole:


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Sep 26, 2006
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I have an account that uses a contact form. It's some sort of a Flash template that I haven't seen before, but it's copied over from an old host. The values are set by the <param> fields, and there's an auto-reply sent through an existing email account.

The account has their default email set to :blackhole:, so that only predetermined emails will work.

When someone submits the form using an unknown email address (misspelled or whatever), the bounced reply on the auto-reply is coming to [email protected], instead of going to the address that's in the reply-to field. I would have thought that it would at least have gone to :blackhole:, though.

The headers of the last one that bounced said this (servername is used instead of my real server name, and accountname is used instead of the real account):

Return-path: <[email protected]>
Received: from nobody by with local (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <[email protected]>)
id 1Lhn0j-00067o-JK
for [email protected]; Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:39:29 -0400
To: [email protected]
Subject: Contact Form
Reply-To: [email protected]
From: [email protected]

What do I need to do in order to make it send bounced emails to [email protected], instead of [email protected]?