email bounces are messages that are delivered to the nominated postmaster account on an email server to indicate a problem delivering the mail to one or more recipients.

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What should email server do with email sent to unknown users?

When my email server receives mail sent to an unknown local user should the server send the message back to the sender or should the email just be dropped? I'm just curious what is most preferred. I ...
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Make postfix not send bounce emails when rejected by Cluebringer (policyd v2)

I have recipient throttling (quotas) enabled on cluebringer and it's working well. However, every time someone is being throttled, postfix sends back a bounce mail. I do not want it to send back a ...
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Sending bulk / single emails from a single domain [duplicate]

Let me explain our situation: We have a web application that uses subdomains for each customer instance: customer1.example.com customer2.example.com Every instance can have over 500 users, which ...
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Why is this SPF record being reported as invalid? [duplicate]

I've set up my SPF record at improvedemployees.com as follows: v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:84.40.9.177 mx ip4:84.40.9.11 ~all I've set up my SPF record at affiliatewebdesigners.com to point to using ...
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Recipients Auto Rejecting Emails Sent With Exchange 2010 - Certificate Error

A strange problem recently developed with one of my Exchange 2010 servers. I have an exchange server setup as part of a Windows Small Business Server 2011 installation. The email for the domain was ...
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Unable to send emails. need help understanding the bounce mail [migrated]

we have a google account houseofmoli.com it was working fine till date but due to unknown reason it has started to bounce all the internal mails, meaning mail from abc@houseofmoli.com to ...
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How to redeliver 'Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender' in /var/spool/mail?

After changing the IP of a server that was configured as a satellite email system I missed to update mynetworks on the mail server to allow the sending of emails on behalf of the new IP address. ...
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Implementing Variable Envelope Return Path (VERP) using Exchange

We're looking into implementing Variable Envelope Return Path (VERP) for improved bounce processing for our application. Our current mail infrastructure is MS Exchange 2007 but are in the process ...
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Is it okay to resend to hard bounced emails after X days. What is X?

If I see an email returned due to a hard bounce, after how many days is it acceptable to resend to that email address. It is possible for emails to be reactivated or for temporary outages, so it ...
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Postfix: Resend 'hard' bounces

I had a number of messages get rejected by the recipient's mail server with a status 550 code due to an IP address blacklist. I've sorted the problem that caused the host to become blacklisted, and ...
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Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 message content rejected

A sender from France is trying to send an email to us. Unfortunately his email is being rejected with the message below. I suspect there are some weird characters in the mail content but how can I ...
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postfix relaying all mail through office365 problems

This is a rather long question with a long list of things tried and travails so please bear with me. The summary is this. I am able to relay email from ubuntu through office365 using postfix; the ...
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What is the best approach to handle email form abused by bots?

I just recently moved to a Dedicated Server hosting from a normal Reseller Hosting, and currently facing issue with email blacklisting. One of my clients has about 4 contact forms that automatically ...
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What is the best method for sending email on behalf of my clients' domains?

I wanted to know the best way to make my mailserver send emails on behalf of my clients' domains, without being greylisted and also avoiding bounce problems. I've been reading some other questions ...
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Receiving mail in a python process on an aws instance

I'm using a Python smptd server on an AWS instance. It's listening on localhost, port 25. I can send mail to it through a Python smtp client on the same instance. I have an elastic IP associated with ...
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Our outgoing emails from a shared hosting provider (Bluehost) are returned because the server is listed as SPAM SERVERS

I am getting very frustrated with this web hosting provider -- Bluehost.com. We have several small business sites hosted with them. We also use email accounts provided by the Bluehost for our outgoing ...
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how to discourage email spoofing

One of my production server emails look like to be spoofed from another network. The team (group or individual or professional company) is sending mass mails out to their list of users, using our ...
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Unexpected failure, please try later (in reply to end of DATA command)

while trying to send emails to the following address some_user@f-gs.jazztel.es i always get the following error message. Could any one tell where can i look in order to find what's going wrong? This ...
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(Postfix + Dovecot) All emails to @aol.com being deferred

I'm running a dovecot/postfix mail server on debian and am having some issues. Everything is working fine except all emails to @aol.com are being deferred. The error code gave me: "The Reverse DNS ...
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How to disable “sender non-delivery notification” in postfix?

I want postfix to stop sending non-delivery notifications to my local account, here is example from my log 17:47:08 A727B62C6F61: message-id=<20121124174708.A727B62C6F61@mail.***********> ...
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Email server domain name best practice [closed]

Is it a good idea to use a subdomain or an entirely different domain name for sending generated emails such as registration, password reset...? So that the main domain doesn't get marked for spam. ...
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Postfix + Mailq: Mailbox Full no bounce

I have a mail server and alot of clients. Some of my clients have many email accounts and dont use some of them. So, I have alot of mailboxes full, which receives dozens of emails every day. So, my ...
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Should I let email bounce or send it to a blackhole?

I have a lot of unused (old, dead) accounts on my machine. Many of them receive literally thousands of emails a day, all spam. If the account was used by a person, I let the email bounce so that ...
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Catch-all email with specific exceptions on a domain [closed]

I want to set up catch-all email on a domain, but also retain the ability to except certain email accounts, such that, if an email is sent to an excepted account, it is bounced back with an "account ...
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Email appears to be sent, but never arrived (probably because of attachment size). Shouldn’t there be an error message? [closed]

A friend tried to send me an email containing a big attachment (> 30 MB). According to his email client, the email was sent successfully (it moved from Outbox to Sent folder). I never received this ...
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Access the failing addresses within bounce_message_file in exim

We are running exim version 4.72 I'm using bounce_message_file to customize our bounce messages, like desribed in the documentation Within this bounce message template I can access various variables ...
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Maximum length of MAIL FROM address

When sending out emails with a MAIL FROM address > 81 characters I receive bounce messages from some MTAs: 501 Syntax error - Badly formatted address. (in reply to MAIL FROM command) As soon as ...
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553-Message filtered - HELO Name issue?

I am having major issues sending from my SBS2011 machine to Message labs server-13.tower-134.messagelabs.com #553-Message filtered. Refer to the Troubleshooting page at ...
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Exim should save the id of a failed message to a database (or at least pipe it to a shell script)

The Setup We are running exim version 4.72 on Debian Squeeze 6 (Squeeze) (LTS). Exim is used for outgoing emails only - it does not handle emails from other servers/domains - it only handles ...
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SMESERVER: Mail not receiving, 550 v=spf1 a -all (suddenly appeared 5/21) [duplicate]

My situation is exactly the same - SMEserver 7.51 (yes I know I need to upgrade) been running for years and I get the same spf error message back just starting Wednesday afternoon(5/21). I also tried ...
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SMESERVER: Mail not receiving, 550 v=spf1 a -all

SMESERVER install has been working find for an age then this morning "The error that the other server returned was: 550 v=spf1 a -all", can anyone 'point' me in the right direction to resolving this ...
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S/MIME certificate to minimize email bounce

I have a website hosted in a vps that sends informative emails to my clientes, maybe 20-40 emails per day. Since few weeks ago some sent emails are bouncing with the following error: This message ...
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Postfix record recipient if unable to deliver or bounced

Help would be greatly appreciated. I am not a server admin but I have been tasked with making a means of auto-removing a email recipient from the database containing a table with a list of emails, ...
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unusual rate of unsolicited mail originating from your IP address

On my server I redirect mail, arriving to in@example.com, to manager1@gmail.com and manager2@gmail.com with /etc/aliases file. Recently I got the following email in my my.email@gmail.com mailbox ...
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Best practices for mass email platform [duplicate]

I am in the process of setting up mass email service. My question is: what are the best practices to achieve maximum deliver-ability. More precisely - what should I do/know to prevent spam filters ...
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How to configure email server to send lots of transactional emails

My organization is currently outsourcing email delivery to an SMTP service provider. We're considering bringing that back in house to deliver our own emails. We send about 5k transaction emails per ...
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migrating to new server, would like to keep sending email from existing server

Hello I'm in the process of moving my site to a new host (ie new IP). I run a social site that sends a large volume of (valid) email, and I have built up a good sending reputation with my current IP ...
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Courier custom queuetime (bounce time) for some mails

I have a customer that wants me to deliver email on their behalf. The customer wishes for our MTA (Courier) to stop attempting delivery and bounce an email after one day. I am to deliver to the ...
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Removing non-0 priority MX records

I have MX records set up as such: 0: domain.com (runs of the webhost, really bad) 1: GOOGLE ... google I somehow accidentally added the Google Apps mx servers, btu didn't change the priority 0 ...
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If I use postfix for mail relay, so is myhostname / mydestination important?

I use postfix to relay mail to 3rd party SMTP and never sent out email directly, and of course I never receive email. So If I set myhostname / mydestination to sth like fake.mydomain.com, which ...
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How do I specify what kinds of bounces PowerMTA delivers via local DSN?

I've recently been charged with overseeing the PMTA server for a small marketing company. One of the issues they have is an abundance of 'soft bounce' emails through local DSN transactions. Is there ...
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Setting Up PTR to correct “Forged hostname” error

Our e-mails mostly get through fine, but here's an error I haven't seen before. Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 5.7.1 ... Forged hostname for 66.132.221.45 >which resolves as www.medialabinc.net but ...
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Outlook 550 5.6.0 unacceptable content

A user is using Windows 7 / Outlook 2010 SP2 with emails going through a Jerseymail POP3 setup. He is receiving a bounce back as soon as he clicks send - The following recipient(s) cannot be ...
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SMTPD restrictions

i'm looking for a bit of advice on Postfix restrictions configuration. I'm looking for a balanced configuration which properly rejects spam and unauthorized access retries. Lately, i've been reading ...
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ExRecipNotFound; not found after disabling / recreating mailbox in exchange - x500 not working

We had an issue with some mail boxes and I have had to recreate some user mail boxes (not a Move Request). After doing this, people can't send to the new mail boxes. I have read about the x500 record ...
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Bounced mails not reaching postfix

I have postfix and dovecot installed on a Centos 6.4 production (www.bw.co.uk) machine. The intent is to send all system and transactional messages and collect bounces. The email id's that resulted in ...
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Postfix: bouncing mail (reverse DNS issue)

I have a problem with Postfix. I get this with some email address: to=<mail@domain.tld>, relay=mail.domain.tld[IP_ADDRESS]:25, delay=3, delays=0/0/2.5/0.52, dsn=5.7.1, status=bounced (host ...
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Where is the email bounce sent? To the @domain or to the IP that sent it?

When I send an email from noreply@mysite.com to user@yahoo.com and I use that VERP bounce format like bounce+user=yahoo.com@mysite.com Is this bounce back sent to the mail server in DNS records of ...
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telnet unable to connect to remote host

I have installed postfix and devcot on one of my live servers to send bulk mail (system messages on sign-up, wrong passwords etc). I use the php_imap function to check bounces and flag those email ...
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Contact sender via Postfix Mailer-Daemon on “Bad recipient address syntax”

I would like Postfix to generate and contact via Mailer-Daemon the sender recipient when the following case occurs Bad recipient address syntax. I've been reading through Postfix docs but haven't ...