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From mouss <>
Subject Re: vbounce does not catch qmail bounces
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2008 21:34:42 GMT
Alex Woick wrote:
>>> 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
> whitelist_bounce_relays:
>> 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 

stop incriminating qmail. the Message-id must be supplied by the MUA. if 
postfix adds a missing message-id, then it's a postfix problem, not a 
qmail problem.

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