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When my site tries to send an email to a bad domain, my postfix server sends an "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender" notification to the sending account.

How can I instead send these notifications to a single email account, regardless of the sender?

If this is not possible, is there a way to disable these notifications?


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So I managed to disable the notifications by setting "soft_bounce = yes".

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soft_bounce will merely cause the message to stay in the queue until it times out. – Devdas Dec 13 '09 at 20:01

The notify_classes directive is probably what you're looking for.

notify_classes = resource, software, bounce
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So if I use the above config and also set bounce_notice_recipient to, will the notifications go to just or will they also be sent to the Sender? – Vladimir Giverts Dec 5 '09 at 1:53
So I just tested this and the postmaster gets a copy of the headers of "Undelivered Mail..." message and the sender gets the entire thing. What I would like is for the postmaster to get the Undelivered message and for the sender to get nothing. – Vladimir Giverts Dec 6 '09 at 17:28
@VladimirGiverts did soft_bounce work for you? – CMag Sep 13 '12 at 16:24

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