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I've been assigned to clean up some of our obsolete client's email from database.

So the process was to send all client an email and see which one bounces back.

now the problem is I can't find where the bounced back emails on sql server are stored.

The mail server is called hmailServer and its running on windows server 2008.

Any suggestion where I Could find em?

  • according to a quick search you find the logs in the installation directory: f.e. "C:\Program Files\hMailServer\Logs" – Dennis Nolte Apr 13 '15 at 8:38
  • @DennisNolte yes the logs are there, but I can't find anything relating to bounced back mails. – nafas Apr 13 '15 at 8:49
  • You shouldn't have been sending all those emails in the first place. Using just EHLO, MAIL, and RCPT commands you can verify an address without bothering all the clients with unnecessary emails. – kasperd Apr 13 '15 at 9:06
  • @kasperd ehlo mail, rcpt are way too unreliable, eg. it won't for server that requires password – nafas Apr 13 '15 at 10:20
  • @nafas Your last comment give me the impression you should hand over this task to somebody with more knowledge of how SMTP works. Setting the MX for a domain to require password in order to receive emails would block the majority of legitimate emails, so of course that isn't done. – kasperd Apr 13 '15 at 11:47

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