Exim bounces and MailScanner

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Thu Jun 12 14:33:42 IST 2008

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Koopmann, Jan-Peter wrote:

| I just noticed something for the first time. A user is sending a message
| which is accepted by the inbound exim, processed by MailScanner and then
| sent out by the outbound exim. This outbound exim is not able to
| successfully transfer the message since the other side responds with 5xx
| attachment type is not allowed. So far so good. The outbound exim now
| creates a NDR. This NDR however is delivered to the user directly
| without being processed through mailscanner. It all makes sense but is
| there a way to force the NDRs of the outbound exim process to be
| delivered through Mailscanner as well? Why you may ask? :-) Because the
| admin would like to see the NDA in mailwatch as well.

If that is the whole purpose I would suggest you use SEC and just filter
the proper log lines for these NDR's and add the events to the MailWatch

I do a similar thing with RBL events in postfix:

I suppose that if you have the MSGID still available you can add the
details to the outgoing message itself.

Feeding NDR's through MS will just add new lines.


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