on 12/24/02 3:18 AM, Edoardo Serra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have many domains configured on my server (running vpopmail 5.2.1) and
> I'd like
> to have a per domain bounce message
> I mean, I'd like to have the domain whose mailbox caused the bounce listed
> in the
> bounce message, not the main domain of my server
> I don't want the following to happen:
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at <domain>.com.
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
> addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> <mbox@<otherdomain>.com>:
> Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)
> [...]
> Any hint ?
> Regards
> Edoardo Serra

I'm just a tad confused by some of the details of what you are saying, but
let me try to find out if you are trying to do the same thing I have wanted
to do...

The "presenting" problem is that as things are, all the bounced-bounce
messages come to the postmaster account at the server domain (i.e. to me).
I would like bounced-bounce messages to go to the postmaster at the domain
that rejected the message (which will only SOMETIMES be me).

I was told by inter7 consultants (6 months ago) that without writing some
code Qmail will not let you specify on a per domain basis who the bounced
bounce message gets sent to.  I responded that it was really the bounce
message that was causing the problem because it was addressed as from the
postmaster at the server domain instead of the postmaster of the domain that
could not receive the message.  In spite of this they only offered this

> you could write yourself a script that would be called
> from /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-postmaster that could parse where the
> bounce came from and put it into the correct postmaster's mailbox.  It
> would be easier than hacking the qmail/vpopmail source code.

I have not tried implementing this however.

It does seem to me to be a deficiency in qmail+vpopmail that the bounce
message is not sent from the correct domain.  Do others agree?

Kurt Bigler

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