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

verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr verslenet-usenet at yahoo.fr
Fri Nov 30 20:04:43 UTC 2007


I have installed exim4 on a ubuntu 7.10 distribution.
Since I have some trouble with my internet connection, some messages remain 
frozen but I get no warning as a postmaster. I suppose this is normal (it 
would be a nuisance on a "real" server but this machine is for domestic 
purpose whith low traffic).

What should I change to my config to be warned when messages have not be 
delivered after some time ? (I suppose I can write a cron job to check my 
mailq but I'd rather tweak the exim config if it is not to difficult)

Reading the docs (but I'm a real newbie to this) I tried a way round by 
suppressing the  default retry period  and adding

errors_copy = postmaster

in my /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template so that non delivered messages exceed 
their retry timeout and the message is bounced. Of course, the internet 
connection being down, the bounce message is not sent to the sender of the 
message and is ignored. But I thought I would receive a copy of this bounce 
as postmaster and I don't.

Please can anyone point me to what I am missing ?

Thanks and sorry for what is probably a basic question.


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