Bounced email

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Mr Blek, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Mr Blek

    Mr Blek New Member

    Any bounced email returns to [email protected] for all the hosted sites. How can I change it so it returns back to the originator?

    In VBulletin I can do this by using SMTP for sending emails. The problem seems to be with those sites using the php mail function.

    Using SMTP:

    Code:
    Return-Path: <[email protected]>
    Using php mail:

    Code:
    Return-Path: <[email protected]>
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  3. Mr Blek

    Mr Blek New Member

    If I do it from VBulletin I need to send the -f parameter to sendmail.

    On the VBulletin diagnostic page it says

    I can't see no errors in /var/log/mail*

    Any ideas?
     
  4. Mr Blek

    Mr Blek New Member

    If I use the following code without the -f option:

    Code:
    <?php
    
    // The message
    $message = "Line 1\nLine 2\nLine 3";
    
    // In case any of our lines are larger than 70 characters, we should use wordwrap()
    $message = wordwrap($message, 70);
    
    // Send
    mail([email protected]', 'My Subject', $message);
    
    ?>
    
    The email is sent and the mail log outputs the following:

    Code:
    Jul  2 02:01:55 europa postfix/pickup[28530]: E7383B583C9: uid=30 from=<wwwrun>
    Jul  2 02:01:55 europa postfix/cleanup[29251]: E7383B583C9: message-id=<[email protected]>
    Jul  2 02:01:56 europa postfix/qmgr[25689]: E7383B583C9: from=<[email protected]>, size=345, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Jul  2 02:01:57 europa postfix/smtp[29254]: E7383B583C9: to=<[email protected]>, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[209.85.129.27]:25, delay=2, delays=0.14/0/1.4/0.4, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1183334517 g28si14191589fkg)
    Jul  2 02:01:57 europa postfix/qmgr[25689]: E7383B583C9: removed
    
    However, if I now attempt sending an email with the -f option:

    Code:
    
    <?php
    
    // The message
    $message = "Line 1\nLine 2\nLine 3";
    
    // In case any of our lines are larger than 70 characters, we should use wordwrap()
    $message = wordwrap($message, 70);
    
    $returnval = mail([email protected]', 'the subject', 'the message', null,
    '-f [email protected]');
    ?>
    No email is sent and nothing gets written to any of the mail logs (messages,mail, mail.err, mail.info, mail.warn). The variable $returnval is empty.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2007
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please use this example and not the sendmail parameters:

    Code:
    <?php
    $to      = [email protected]';
    $subject = 'the subject';
    $message = 'hello';
    $headers = 'From: [email protected]' . "\r\n" .
        'Reply-To: [email protected]' . "\r\n" .
        'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
    
    mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);
    ?> 
     
  6. Mr Blek

    Mr Blek New Member


    That sent the email fine, but the return path is still [email protected]. It should be the sender. Even if I stick in Return-Path: [email protected] it still gets overwritten with the wwwrun one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2007
  7. Mr Blek

    Mr Blek New Member

    Fixed it. Seems you can't use the -f param with php safe mode
     

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