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Exim: how to set allow local_part_suffix properly?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Fral-IT, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Fral-IT

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    Greetings,

    I'd like to request this feature be added in the configuration settings for Exim:
    allow local_part_suffix

    This enables users to add suffixes to their email addresses, like alice+shopping@domain.tld; bob+mailinglists@domain.tld.

    I manually added the following settings to various exim routers:
    Code:
    local_part_suffix = +*
    local_part_suffix_optional
    
    However, there are certain problems:
    1. The settings get overwritten often (I suspect by upcp)
    2. The setting work strangely for locally generated email

    So if I for example do the following on a shell prompt (as root):
    Code:
    echo "Testing email" | mail -s test myself+testing@mydomain.com
    then, while email is delivered, I also receive a message as root with subject "Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender".

    Additionally, the message's body contains the following text:

    Code:
    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
    
      myself+testing@mydomain.com
        No such person at this address"
    
    Strange thing is the double quotes character at the end of the last line. I traced this back to /etc/valiases/mydomain.com where the last line contains:

    Code:
    *: ":fail: No such person at this address" 
    
    So the double quotes added to the end is probably a bug.

    I want this all to "Just Work™" and I don't want to update exim.conf each time.

    Please advice... I'd be much obliged!
     
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    Great, thank you Tristan. :)
     
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