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EXIM: (expected word or "<") in ":fail"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jonne, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. jonne

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    Hello!

    I have just noticed a load of errors flowing in /var/log/exim_mainlog following as:

    2005-09-04 14:07:53 H=(EXCH1.global.local) [64.147.15.130] F=<> temporarily rejected RCPT <__________@__________.se>: error in redirect data: missing or malformed local part (expected word or "<") in ":fail"

    It is only this single domain generating this (reffered to as __________ in this post :))

    root@w1 [~]# grep __________.se /var/log/exim_mainlog | grep -c 'expected word or "<"'
    53305

    There is 37 total hits that does Not include this domain.

    Our exim_mainlog is approx 80000 rows at the moment which pretty well describes how large % this error does take up.

    Is this something we can do anything about in our end? Is the error generated due to our rules formed for parsing input?

    Thanks you for a response.
    Mikael
     
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    dalem Well-Known Member
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    the mailbox in question set up to fail is set up incorrectly
    it should be like below
    :fail: change it and the errors will go away
     
  3. jonne

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    That sounds reasonable.

    In which configuration are you reffering to? I cannot see any part ":fail" in any of the customers mail accounts in his cpanel or in /etc/exim.conf

    Edit:
    The user had a configuration under "Alias / Forwarding" forwarding which is actually set to proper ":fail:" as you say. so that seems in order.

    Thanks!
    Mikael
     
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    dalem Well-Known Member
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    your client must have it inputted incorrectly in their default address or one of there user accounts in

    /etc/valiases/domain.com
     
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    Thanks! Found and changed!
     
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    just to confirm, is the error gone ?
     
  7. jonne

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    Yes. The error went away at the moment I saved the file. :)

    Thanks for the quick feedback etc.
     
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