How to disable bounces in exim?

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GordonH

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I have searched around and can't see how to do this.

We get lots of spamcop complaints for "unsolicited bounces" which can lead to blacklisting so I need to disable bounces from all our servers.

Has anyone managed to do this relibaky without cpanel overwriting it?
 

AndyReed

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GordonH

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Thanks for that
It seems like a possible solution as it would be possible to automate adding ti to all the servers when cpanel overwrites the config files (I had to do that for blacklisting as well....)
 

GordonH

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Hi, thanks for the link. I implemented this fix and lost my email functionality altogether. How can I delete the bounce notifications while also allowing through regular mail?
I don't know.
It did the same for me so I never implemented it.

This is domething that should be selectable in the Exim editor like "use callouts".
 

randomuser

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For those of you that tried this from the URL listed above and it didn't work, did you try replacing all instances of “” with "" ? Haven't tried it myself, but if someone tries that and reports success, I may have to consider it.

For example, the tut says:

if $sender_address is “”

but I think that should probably be:

if $sender_address is ""
 

mickalo

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For those of you that tried this from the URL listed above and it didn't work, did you try replacing all instances of “” with "" ? Haven't tried it myself, but if someone tries that and reports success, I may have to consider it.

For example, the tut says:

if $sender_address is “”

but I think that should probably be:

if $sender_address is ""
yes, if you replace those with the double quotes " " it works fine.

Mickalo
 

AndyReed

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Hi, thanks for the link. I implemented this fix and lost my email functionality altogether. How can I delete the bounce notifications while also allowing through regular mail?
I tweaked that entry on all of our clients' servers:
Code:
if $sender_address is ""
        then
if ${lookup{${extract{2}{@}{$recipients}}}lsearch{/etc/localdomains}{yes}{no}} is "no"
        then
        noerror fail text "Delayed bounce message ignored"
        seen finish
    endif
endif
Save and then run these commands:
/scripts/restartsrv exim
/scripts/restartsrv spamd
 

erinspice

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Also, (on my box at least) restarting exim restarts spamd, so you're essentially restarting spamd twice there.

But yes, thanks for this fix! It works!
 
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