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:Fail is sending bounces

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by keithc, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. keithc

    keithc Member

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    Hi,

    The mail queue on my server is filling up a lot. When looking at the queue, I'm noticing that 99% of the messages in the queue are bounces generated from the a catch-all address. I set my default for all of my domains to fail using the script from Chirpy. Just wondering why the messages are not being silently discarded.

    Here is an example

    This is sending a message to a non-existent account

    2007-10-08 15:50:42 cwd=/var/spool/exim 3 args: /usr/sbin/exim -Mc 1Ieyci-0008MW-8D
    2007-10-08 15:50:42 1Ieyci-0008MW-8D ** baduser@mydomain.com R=virtual_aliases:
    2007-10-08 15:50:42 cwd=/var/spool/exim 7 args: /usr/sbin/exim -t -oem -oi -f <> -E1Ieyci-0008MW-8D
    2007-10-08 15:50:42 1Ieyck-0008Mj-Ka <= <> R=1Ieyci-0008MW-8D U=mailnull P=local S=2187 T="Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender"
    2007-10-08 15:50:42 1Ieyci-0008MW-8D Completed

    I also checked to make sure the Exim ACLs were in order (recipient and sender verify) as mentioned in a previous bug.

    Here is my Cpanel version information

    WHM 11.11.0 cPanel 11.15.0-C17483
    CENTOS Enterprise 4.5 x86_64 on standard - WHM X v3.1.0

    Thanks,

    Keith
     
  2. rachelm

    rachelm Well-Known Member

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    :fail: is supposed to send a bounce back to let the sending server know the message failed to be delivered.

    If you want it simply dropped go into WHM tweak settings and change the default catchall to :blackhole:
     
  3. mtindor

    mtindor Well-Known Member

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    That's not correct. Although :blackhole: will accept and then drop them, :fail: is what should be used. :fail: rejects during_smtp_phase - rather than accepting and sending a bounce.

    Mike
     
  4. Bailey

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Curious, are you using

    Code:
    :Fail
    or

    Code:
    :fail: 
    ???

    They are not the same thing. You should be using
    Code:
    :fail:
    Just checkin' :)

    :D Bailey
     
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