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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by srufiange, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. srufiange

    srufiange Registered

    Jul 10, 2003
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    Here is what I'd like to do:

    1) Whenever someone sends an e-mail to an unknown user of my domain, I want to discard it immediately so that it leaves more space on the device. I've tried using :blackhole: in cpanel.

    2) If the server sends an e-mail (through php mail() function) to a routeable address but undeliverable one, just discard it right away and delete it from server. (for example, if the server sends to and if that user no longer exists, the queue will keep growing larger and larger. I've tried to configure exim with frozen messages but they keep gathering in the input/msglog folders

    3) Whenever the pop3 server receives a "returned to sender mail" I'd like to drop that message automatically.

    my current exim configuration contains:

    ignore_bounce_errors_after = 5m
    timeout_frozen_after = 5m
    auto_thaw = 1m
    #bounce_return_message = false

    Thanks !

    Sébastien Support Ticket Number:
  2. mickeymouse

    mickeymouse Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2003
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    Dear srufiange,

    blackhole sends the mail to the specified e-mail ID, you can write a script to delete the mails sent to that account and run it as an cron job.

    The parameter \"ignore_bounce_errors_after\" retries a bounce message delivery and fail if not delivered. Setting it to 5m will fulfil your second requirement.

    It can work as per your requirement, But these settings are not ideal for an heavily loaded mailserver.

    If your third requirement is to discard undelivered mail notice that can be done using filters.

    Regards, Support Ticket Number:

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