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Re: Looping messages
On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, Tom Samplonius wrote:
> Zmailer will loop messages if it can't deliver messages to the
> On one Zmailer machine, I have all postmaster mail forwarded to my
> actual mail machine. When Zmailer tried to send a copy of an error
> message to me, but my mail machine wouldn't take it because it was too
> big. So then Zmailer generates another message to the postmaster with the
> same results. Each time the message grows in size, so it will never
> actually get through.
> Zmailer should never bounce a message to an address from which the
> message just bounced.
You should never (ever) forward postmaster to a remote address for exactly
I consider this in the realm of common sense, but just in case that's not
good enough for you, the RFC's specify that errors go to a local address.
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