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postmaster mail disappearing...

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by dory36, Feb 12, 2005.

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    dory36 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm -- I already had an /etc/myaliases, and added the exim.conf as the other article said, but the mail to postmaster@server.domain.com still seems to go no where.

    Mailwatch for MailScanner shows messages being generated from postmaster@server.domain.com and addressed to postmaster@server.domain.com when viruses are detected. Using Mailwatch I can view them and redirect them, but they seem to disappear into the ether, with or without the exim.conf modification.

    If these are all I am missing, I can live with it, but I'm puzzled.

    But then again that is a normal state for me! :p

    Bill
     
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    Bill,

    Do you have server.domain.com in /etc/localdomains ?
     
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    Yes, server.domain.com is in /etc/localdomains.
     
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    Even without mailscanner, the mail just sits in que for ages. Ultimately i had to comment out the changes.

    Thanks
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    That change worked, Chirpy -- thanks much!

    Bill
     
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    Chirpy solved the postmaster email problem...

    Let me broaden the question...

    I noticed later email addressed to root@server.domain.com. It appears occasionally in Mailwatch for MailScanner, and if I happen to be looking I can view it there. But it goes nowhere that I can find.

    Turns out to be addressed that way because of a config setting in antidos, which I changed now from "root" to "root@domain.com". I'll have to wait for the next attack to see if that works.

    But generally...

    How do I set the default/catchall address for anything addressed to server.domain.com to go to a regular mailbox?

    FWIW, I have WHM system mail preferences configured to send root mail to root@domain.com.

    Thanks - Bill
     
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