At 14:11 2003-10-24 -0400, Tuc wrote:
> > What we are running into now is that with all the companies that
> >do spam filtering and screening, alot of the mail ends up bouncing and a
> >copy goes to Postmaster.
> Ick. Why would you want copies of your users' errors?
We've found problems with servers and mail servers from this a few
Generally, you see this stuff in the LOGS if you care to check for it (try
setting up a crontab invoked script to grep your maillog for such events
and send the postmaster the extracted summary), and then you don't end up
with a copy of all the other cruft.
Otherwise, what you get to do is run the inbound mail for postmaster
through a script that specifically eliminates bounces associated with the
various accounts you forward for (which means you get to maintain the
script in parallel with the list of addresses which you forward). Even
then, you won't manage to eliminate all the cruft.
Not without some irony, I'd think that it would be the addresses which YOU
forward to which you'd be most interested in assuring are being properly
and it still does it... a "571 Message Refused" comes to the
If the mail from your site is being refused, you should keep tabs on the
various DNSBLs which it might be listed on.
There's enough junk to deal with without having to add keeping track of
users whose external-to-you mail services are unreliable.
Copying to the postmaster is a useful diagnostic when you're attempting to
diagnose an intermittent failure, but is way too much grief if you have
users sending mail through your server.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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