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Old 04-24-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
fbennett
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Postfix custom messages


Hello all. This sounds like a very simple task, but it's one that's eluded me for a couple of days now. I have a new install of Mandrake 9.1 with Postfix operational. Everything works fine, but when Postfix issues a NDR, it prompts the recipient to "contact <Postmaster>". I would like to have it say "contact postmaster@mydomain.com" instead, but I just can't seem to find where I would make that minor change. I've searched everywhere on my system and Google'd all over the place and still nothing! If anyone can tell me how to customize system messages like this, I would be most grateful!
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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I think the value is controlled by these vaules in the main.cf file:

2bounce_notice_recipient = postmaster
bounce_notice_recipient = postmaster
delay_notice_recipient = postmaster
error_notice_recipient = postmaster

I may be wrong (I'm not ecatly a postfix expert)
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:33 PM   #3
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Well, it sounded good... it just wasn't the right answer
Thanks for the effort anyway. Anyone else have any ideas?
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
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Sorry - good luck with the search! (I take it you did restart postfix)
 
Old 04-24-2003, 05:33 PM   #5
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Yes I did restart Postfix, but it looks to me like the parameters you suggested determine who actually receives error notifications, not who the error recipient is prompted to contact. That's clear as mud isn't it? Okay, to put it another way, what I want to do is change the *text* of the NDR notification message that you would receive if you sent an email to an invalid user on my system. Is that clearer? At the moment, it sends you a NDR that says to contact "<Postmaster>", which I would like to replace with a *real* hyperlinked email address. "<Postmaster>" looks to me like it's a variable, which I should be able to define somewhere. Seems so simple doesn't it?? Just can't find where such message text or variable would reside on the system -- grrrrrr!! I don't have hair to spare, so someone please help! Thanks
 
  


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