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Old 08-10-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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email bouncing/failures - sendmail

OK - I am stumped. I am using perl, MIME::Lite and sendmail to generate auto-emails on a RHL9 box.
A lot of these email are sent outside our company (to other domains) and often fail b/c the email address that we are sending to is incorrect in some fashion. The accuracy of these emails is something totally different (lol), we are just writing a oracle sql statement inside the perl script to find an email address in a database and send it an email on behalf of someone....

Like I mentioned above, the problem now is that a lot of these email address are bad and the failure notices/bounces come back to "apache" on the box, which we don't want. Since we are sending these emails on behalf of other people in our company, we would like the failure notices to go directly to them (since they are listed as the From person on the email) and not us (apache/root/admin). We are constantly having to forward the failure notices to our co-workers. Some folks to suggestion MailX or Net::SMTP. In sendmail, can return-path be used? Is it a config change? What is the best way to tackle this?
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