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    Default [SOLVED] Email notification is user not exists

    Hi all,

    I am a bit unsure whether to post this here or in the Installation section.

    We have just added a third domain to our server with a few email addresses, one which has been setup as a catchall account.

    We would like to send an automated reply when an email has been send to an address that does not exists. (something like the bounce email for domains that do not have a catchall account)

    Is this possible?

    We are running Zimbra Professional 5.0.11 on Suse Enterprise Server 10.

    Thanks
    Mark

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    Welcome to the forums

    By the nature of a catchall account then NDRs would not be sent.

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    Thanks!
    I have been a read-only forum user for some time now. It was time to get a bit more active.

    I know it's quite unusual what I want, but I was just wondering if there was a possibility to have an auto-reply message on all accounts that not in the GAL.
    I think it should be possible by creating a (cron) script that interprets the log files, but that is quite a hassle and a work-around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_vstep View Post
    We would like to send an automated reply when an email has been send to an address that does not exists. (something like the bounce email for domains that do not have a catchall account)
    You really don't want to do that as you'll more than likely be replying to a) possible non-existent addresses or b) you'll be replying to some poor user whose had their email address spoofed in the mail - in short you'll be behaving just like a spammer and may have your IP blacklisted. Catch-all email addresses are a spammers dream and shouldn't be used for what you're trying to do, they're useful for a migration and (very) short term use but not for anything else.
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    Hmm, I see your points.
    I considered it to be pretty safe, since only a handful of customers will know of the existence of this mailserver domain. But then again, if so little users use these addresses, it is not worth the effort.

    Thanks a lot guys.

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