At 9/8/2004 11:14 AM, you wrote:
on sep 8, 2004, at 10:24 am, tom harrison wrote:
messages for 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/ can_not_open_new_email_file_errno=13_file=/home/vpopmail/domains/,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 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 "" 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

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

Tom Harrison


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