On 20/09/16 21:00, Simon Arlott wrote:
> I'm using Exim 4.86.2-2ubuntu2 and it has some unusual behaviour when
> the configured smarthost is unreachable for several hours.
> I've managed to capture the email submission and the queue run for an
> email that was discarded as if it was delivered when no delivery had
> succeeded, and no DSN was generated.
> See the attached files:
> "krull-example-com.si...@example.net was previously delivered: discarded"
That sure is some convoluted routing, and badly inefficient.
- the batv-add router runs three times in total, and every time
(since it generates an errors-to) it does a verify (of that errors
address) which is in itself a full routing run
- the routing sequence goes
(smarthost) -> tsort.example.com
I think what has happened here is thanks to the batv_add
router being a redirect which returns its original,
combined with somewhere along the chain being a
one-time redirect. The one-time implementation marks
the parent address as delivered, and adds a child
address as undelivered. Here, they are textually the
same. Then, on the later attempt to deliver, we
discover that the address has already been delivered.
It's certainly a bug - but I do wonder whether you
should be doing the errors_to manipulation
once only, and possibly in the final router that
calls a transport (smarthost, for this case)
rather than an an identity-redirect.
Please do raise a bug at bugs.exim.org - but don't
expect a quick fix.
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