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From Alex Woick <>
Subject Re: vbounce does not catch qmail bounces
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2008 17:10:54 GMT
>> Just recently backscatter starts to hit me very bad, and I found out 
>> that bounces generated by qmail are not detected by the vbounce 
>> plugin. Here is such a backscatter mail:
>> Perhaps a phrase like "wasn't able to deliver your message" could be 
>> added to the detection. Or very qmail-specific:
>> /qmail-send program .{80,140}This is a permanent error/
> it hits (BOUNCE_MESSAGE,  ANY_BOUNCE_MESSAGE) here (3.2.4).
> did you set the whitelist_bounce_relays directive as documented in

Yes I did, and all the other backscatter is detected by vbounce fine:
whitelist_bounce_relays lxrouter.wombaz.localnet *

But now I saw the Message-Id contained my local mail server name from

> Message-Id: <20080605045059.2705546807@lxrouter.wombaz.localnet>

The "lxrouter.wombaz.localnet" can only be generated by my system. It is
the intranet name of my mail server. This leads me to the conclusion
that qmail doesn't insert a Message-Id and the above was added by my MTA
(postfix) - and this prohibits the message from being detected as


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