Tracking Email routing
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Tue Apr 25 12:50:32 MDT 2006
Thus said Stephen Smith on Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:15:06 MDT:
> How do I find the queue and examine its contents?
Depends on the software, but since this is sendmail, you should be able
to type ``mailq'' and have it return a list of messages still in the
> How do I configure a destination for the bounce notices that would
> return to vader since this is a relayed message?
This isn't something that should be configured on the server. If you
look at the log messages you will see that the Envelope From address is
defined with ``from=''. In this case:
from=<cis at localhost.localdomain>
If you were to send an email to cis at localhost.localdomain, where do you
think it would go? Where do you think a bounce message to this address
will be delivered? Is your mail server configured to handle email for
localhost.localdomain? Shouldn't this be more like cis at totacc.com or
some other appropriate domain?
As intimated in a previous email, the application needs to be
configured to use a From address that goes somewhere if you want
to receive bounces. Right now, bounces are likely being sent to
cis at localhost.localdomain which probably goes nowhere. Let me reiterate,
if you want to receive the bounces, then you need to have the
application send email From an email address that actually goes
somewhere. If fixing the application (the right thing to do) isn't an
option, then you can configure the mail server (debatably the wrong
thing to do) to handle email for localhost.localdomain and have it
deliver those messages somewhere.
So, are you becoming the new email administrator for this system? :-)
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