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    Default Bounced messages/Catch all account

    We have a relatively new installation (4.5.9). When we send mail to non-existent accounts within our domain, the messages do not bounce.

    I don't think there currently is a catchall account, as I've never set one up (forum searches indicate there is no default).

    Is there a way to determine if an account is set as catchall?

    Any other ideas?

    Mike

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    A bounce will take up-to five days to get 'bounced', is there anything in the logs relating to the failed deliveries or any bounce messages or even anything in the queues?

    You can check for a catch-all with the following:

    Code:
    zmprov gd yourdomain.com | grep zimbraMailCatchAllAddress
    Believe me, you do not want to add a catch-all to your domain - it's a spammers dream.
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    We're on the right track. (I've substituted "domain.com" for mine).

    # zmprov gd domain.com | grep "CatchAll"
    zimbraMailCatchAllAddress: @domain.com
    zimbraMailCatchAllForwardingAddress: @domain.com

    I assume I should nuke both of these? I'm sure I can search and find out how, but since you're handy...care to offer the quick command?

    Mike

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    Have a look here.
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    You might also want to check if there is actually a catch-all account on the server with:
    Code:
    zmprov gaa -v | grep zimbraMailCatchAllAddress
    and get rid of that entry if you find one.
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    Thanks Bill, I had seen that before...

    zmprov modifyAccount user@domain.com zimbraMailCatchallAddress ""

    I'm confused why to specify the account user@domain.com? Is that supposed to be the current catchall account? If so, the command doesn't work when the current catchall is "@domain.com", as mine is.

    FYI, the "zmprov gaa -v | grep Catchall" command doesn't return any entries, so thankfully that doesn't appear to be a factor.

    Mike
    Last edited by mschuler; 12-13-2007 at 07:55 AM. Reason: left out part of command

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    That probably means you don't have the catch-all defined on any specific account.
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    The plot is thickening here. I'm pretty confident my problem is NOT related to a catch all account.

    I originally had this server set up as "secondary" for a split domain situation (a qmail server was primary). Eventually I moved all the accounts over to my zimbra server, and changed the mx record. However, I never changed my zimbraMailTransport value back.

    Currently it's set to: smtpldserver.domain.com

    So, I'm relaying all outbound off my old server (not good obviously).

    I have no idea what the true value should be...unless it should just be:
    smtp:newserver.domain.com where newserver is the name of the machine that I'm hosting zimbra on.

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by mschuler; 12-13-2007 at 12:30 PM. Reason: left something out.

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    No, it's normally unset so you can just zero that attribute. You can also do this:
    Code:
    zmprov md yourdomain.com zimbraMailTransport lmtp:zimbra.domain.com
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    That was the problem. Thanks so much!!!!

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