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    Default Duplicate Copies of EMail From 1 Internal User

    I have read of many other people having duplicate email issues on here but none correspond to this very specific issue we are seeing.

    We have a Zimbra 7 server deployed with a split DNS configuration for a particular domain (say high.com.au). There are about 15 users / email addresses on this domain.

    When user admin@high.com.au sends email to paul@high.com.au, paul receives 2 copies. This does not happen for any other user on the domain (i.e. admin sends to vince, no duplicate. Vince sends to Paul, no duplicate).

    The interesting thing is that when looking at the headers of the duplicates, one of them has correct headers and the other is missing the SMTP routing information. To be more specific, below are the two headers. Note the identical message ID. Note also that this is not a client issue as it is being sent / receive via the webmail system. I have also included the corresponding mail.log entry for analysis.

    What is causing the duplicate email to come through?
    More importantly, how do I stop the duplicate email coming through for this user?

    HEADER #1
    Return-Path: admin@high.com.au
    Received: from zimbra.high.com.au (LHLO
    zimbra.high.com.au) (10.0.0.201) by
    zimbra.high.com.au with LMTP; Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:42:42 +0800
    (WST)
    Received: from zimbra.high.com.au (zimbra.high.com.au [10.0.0.201])
    by zimbra.high.com.au (Postfix) with ESMTP id 776398F0128
    for <paul@high.com.au>; Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:42:42 +0800 (WST)
    Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:42:42 +0800 (WST)
    From: admin@high.com.au
    To: paul@high.com.au
    Subject: Test dupes from Admin2
    Message-ID: <445a19ab-7394-4e41-8cdc-ffe928d3ce65@zimbra>
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    X-Originating-IP: [202.89.177.93]
    X-Mailer: Zimbra 7.1.1_GA_3196 (ZimbraWebClient - SAF3 (Mac)/7.1.1_GA_3196)

    Test2
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------


    HEADER #2
    Return-Path: <admin@high.com.au>
    From: <admin@high.com.au>
    To: <paul@high.com.au>
    Subject: Test dupes from Admin2
    Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:42:42 +0800
    Message-ID: <445a19ab-7394-4e41-8cdc-ffe928d3ce65@zimbra>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset="utf-8"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Mailer: Zimbra 7.1.1_GA_3196 (ZimbraWebClient - SAF3 (Mac)/7.1.1_GA_3196)
    Thread-Index: AcxbviuUsRq9j1PdQyuLcvfrX1ZeEQ==
    X-OlkEid: D224912BE40329A71FE5874F8AB12F9D00FBB85C

    Test2
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    There is only a single line in mail.log when the message is sent and it looks as fine as any other internal message that is sent:

    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/smtpd[4081]: connect from zimbra.high.com.au[10.0.0.201]
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/smtpd[4081]: 776398F0128: client=zimbra.high.com.au[10.0.0.201]
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/cleanup[4084]: 776398F0128: message-id=<445a19ab-7394-4e41-8cdc-ffe928d3ce65@zimbra>
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/qmgr[6260]: 776398F0128: from=<admin@high.com.au>, size=669, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/smtpd[4081]: disconnect from zimbra.high.com.au[10.0.0.201]
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/lmtp[4085]: 776398F0128: to=<paul@high.com.au>, relay=zimbra.high.com.au[10.0.0.201]:7025, delay=0.25, delays=0.06/0.04/0.01/0.14, dsn=2.1.5, status=sent (250 2.1.5 Delivery OK)
    Aug 16 10:42:42 zimbra postfix/qmgr[6260]: 776398F0128: removed

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    Bump - no one has any ideas as to what to check to investigate further on this? :/

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    Just a total guess, but maybe the user (Paul) has some type of filter setup for emails coming from the Admin that is not working properly. Filters are processed on the server, so this would make sense. I have seen similar things happen before.

    In addition to /var/log/maillog, take a look at /opt/zimbra/log/mailbox.log. There could be additional info here that gives more insight into what's going on.

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    maybe check the filters on both accounts and make sure theres not something causing the duplicates?

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    Wow, simultaneous responses with the same suggestion BDial is right; check the filters for both sender and recipient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    maybe check the filters on both accounts and make sure theres not something causing the duplicates?
    Hah yes! Well caught. I checked this out on their server earlier in the week. It was a filter on the clients desktop machine in Outlook that was creating the duplicate: He had a duplicate of the rule to shift email from admin@high.com.au. Because they are using IMAP, the email was being shifted twice which results in the creation of a duplicate.

    I don't know if that is correct behavior of IMAP or if it is just Outlook 2007's implementation of the protocol but removal of the rules in Outlook and recreation of a single rules solved the problem. Many thanks!

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