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Old 08-27-2010, 02:29 AM   #1
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Debian & Exim4 conifiguration php mail

Linux 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Feb 10 08:59:21 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Currently I have exim4 configured to use my mail server as a relay to send php emails. Though I donít think I want this setup. My goal is to be able to track emails sent out to make sure that nothing happened and they got bounced back. I need to be able to find the emails that are bounced.

If I configure exim4 to send emails from the current (apache2 / php) server any emails that bounce will end up there, correct? We have clients that are expecting emails and are complaining they do not always get them so something is not 100% configured correctly.

I am going to re-run
#dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config

Any help on these options or theory is appreciated.
Old 09-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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AFAIK, if your mails bounce back, your mailserver will try to return them to their sender, and if that fails too, the mails will stay on your mailserver spool.
Old 09-14-2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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I will do some testing with a bad email address to see what happens.
It makes more sense to me now that some time has passed.

I take it, it will bounce back to

Thanks for your input.


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