[Pkg-exim4-users] No copy of bounce message to postmaster

verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr
Sun Dec 2 18:38:36 UTC 2007

Le Sunday 02 December 2007 15:22:52 Marc Haber, vous avez écrit :
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 01:55:18PM +0100, verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr wrote:
> > Le Saturday 01 December 2007 22:47:39 Marc Haber, vous avez écrit :
> > > On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 09:04:43PM +0100, verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr 
> > > > I have installed exim4 on a ubuntu 7.10 distribution.
> > >
> > > And you are asking this question on a Debian support forum.
> >
> > Yes. What could possibly be wrong with that ?
> It is wrong in the way that Ubuntu - as usual - takes the praise for
> generating an easy-to-use Linux distribution (by taking Debian which
> still has the unjust reputation of being hard to use) and then -
> again, as usual - dumps the support burden back on Debian.

But if I had installed Debian directly I would have had the same problem.
I am using a debian-exim package. The fact that I took it from Ubuntu 
repositories instead of Debian ones is irrelevant as long as it has not been 
tempered with drastically by the Ubuntu team. 

As for the support part of your sentence, I am truly sorry that you see it as 
a burden. You are not forced to do it, are you?

As a linux user, I consider that no one owes me anything : neither Ubuntu nor 
Debian nor Linus himself. When I have a problem I try to solve it and if need 
be ask for help but people always have the choice of ignoring me.
Ubuntu does not dump the support on Debian : Ubuntu has no obligation of 
supporting me, just like Debian has none.

By the way, iIt is also because you freely chose to reply to my message that I 
sincerely thank you for your help.

> > "A user of a Debian exim4 package has added the following line
> > errors_copy = postmaster
> > in its /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template but, when messages are bounced
> > because the access to the internet is down (local messages can still be
> > delivered), the bounce is silently suppressed and no copy is sent to
> > postmaster.

Ok, no need to search anymore.
I would tell that user to RTFM, particularly /usr/share/doc/exim4/spec.txt.gz
and try to replace 
errors_copy = postmaster
errors_copy = * postmaster

Somehow I had missed this.

> What do the exim logs say when such a message is bounced?

Well they said nothing regarding a message to postmaster. That's what I meant 
when I said the "bounce is silently suppressed". 

> Greetings
> Marc

Thanks again for your time.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


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