I don’t know much about sendmail, so this may be fairly easy for those of you more experienced with it. We have an account, “firstname.lastname@example.org”, sending reports to various groups. From time to time an undeliverable message will be sent back to “email@example.com”. We’d like for those undeliverable messages to be rerouted, or bounced, from “firstname.lastname@example.org” to a group of our choosing. To carve out a scenario for clarity:
- email@example.com sends a report to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
- firstname.lastname@example.org has someone who’s mail account no longer exists, triggering an undeliverable message being sent back to email@example.com
- Rather than having the undeliverable message sit in firstname.lastname@example.org’s Inbox, we’d like for it to be automatically rerouted/bounced to an admin group, email@example.com
So I guess a “rule” of sorts. I’ve come across this solution: Sendmail : ignore local delivery
But I don’t know enough about sendmail to know if this is what will fit this situation. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Use an actual mailing list for this, instead of the ad-hoc stuff you’re doing now. The mailing list software will then catch bounces and deal with them for you.
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