on sep 8, 2004, at 10:24 am, tom harrison wrote:***** locals: messages for mail.ts5.com are delivered locally. *****
that resulted in error messages of the form:
@40000000413decc0152edbf4 starting delivery 24: msg 3794106 to local
@40000000413decc015300ca4 status: local 1/10 remote 1/20
@40000000413decc015d08a94 delivery 24: failure:
user_does_not_exist,_but_will_deliver_to_/home/vpopmail/domains/ ts5.com/postmaster/maildir// can_not_open_new_email_file_errno=13_file=/home/vpopmail/domains/ ts5.com/postmaster/maildir/tmp/1094577334.16404.mail.ts5.com,s=3103/ system_error/
@40000000413decc015d0b1a4 status: local 0/10 remote 1/20
@40000000413decc015d0b974 triple bounce: discarding bounce/3794106
what does /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-postmaster (or .qmail-default) look like? if mail.ts5.com is in locals, then qmail looks at the files in /var/qmail/alias if there isn't a system account with the name 'postmaster'.
you could avoid a lot of this mess by putting "ts5.com" in /var/qmail/control/doublebouncehost. or, do what i do and set doublebounceto to 'doublebounce' and set /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce to '#'. in other words, ignore double bounces. imho, they are 99.999% spam-related and not worth reading.
Well, duh: now that you say it, it makes perfect sense. Thank you so much for putting an end to my confusion. I was under the misimpression that it was because qmail was internally doing something odd. Your solution neatly drug me out of the mythological deception I was laboring under. Thanks again, Tom
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