Muliple Recipients Failed Message in Queue

barkster

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I VPS Provider told me that if a message is sent with multiple email address in the to that if there is a bad email address in the email that the message will fail and not continue to send the messages. I couldn't believe this and asked several times and they said yes "Please note that the email will be send to valid email addresses however as long as there are invalid email addresses in the list, the email will not be completely send and it will remain frozen in the email queue."

Can someone please confirm this 100% for me. Exchange does not operate like this and I wouldn't think any other mail program would stop sending a message if it encounters a bad email address.
 

quietFinn

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I think you misunderstood this. Exim would not stop sending the message, Exim sends to all valid recipients, and if there are any bad addresses Exim will keep trying to send until the email expires (usually in 4 days).
 

barkster

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Well that's what I thought from all my years of working with exchange and it didn't make sense but I specifically asked them because this was brought up when a user sent out an email with about 50 recepients and only about 10 got it. And when I asked my host they said it was because there was bad email address and it will stop when it encountered a bad email address and cause message to fail. I knew it would not send to that user but I specifically asked and they said it would cause the other users not to receive the email. I need to dig up that from them. Any how I guess it doesn't matter as long as I know that isn't the case. I couldn't see how anyone would design it to work that way but I don't use linux email servers and had to ask.

I think you misunderstood this. Exim would not stop sending the message, Exim sends to all valid recipients, and if there are any bad addresses Exim will keep trying to send until the email expires (usually in 4 days).