Email delete double-bounce messages

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Introduction

If you get a tons of MAILER-DAEMON@mydomain.xx emails, then you want apply this HowTo.

Extracted from: http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=34164.0

Procedure

  • To stop getting double bounce messages-
config setprop qmail DoubleBounceTo devnull
signal-event email-update
  • If you really geeky Smile You can check the database if you like...
config show qmail
qmail=service
DoubleBounceTo=devnull
MaxMessageSize=15000000
status=enabled
  • Expand only the doublebounceto template....
expand-template /var/qmail/control/doublebounceto
  • Check /var/qmail/control/doublebounceto is set to devnull.....
cat /var/qmail/control/doublebounceto
devnull
  • And restart qmail 'manually'....
svc -t /service/qmail 

or

/etc/init.d/qmail restart

Qmail Handle

Warning.png Warning:
Some posts indicate to use qmHandle from Saco, but you are advised there is a bug (bug 2020).

  • Install qmHandle

Download and install smeserver-saco-qmHandle:

cd /tmp
wget http://www.saco-support.de/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view&parentcategoryid=3&pcid=0&nav=0
yum localinstall /path/to/downloaded/rpm
  • The following command will remove existing double-bounces from the queue:
qmHandle -Sfailure\ notice
  • And then run this, to make sure qmHandle hasn't left qmail unstable:
/etc/init.d/qmail restart