Postfix: Do not send notification of bounced emails - spam

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by rob_morin, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. rob_morin

    rob_morin Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hello, all...

    I was wondering if there is a way to tell postfix, that if an email comes in for a user that does not exist, do not send back to the sender an email stating this?

    My problem is that we get mail bombed, emails come in, postfix checks the recipient, it does not exist, so it tries to send back and email telling the sender that email does not exist. so emails pile up in the queue, because the senders email does not exist...

    I want to stop this. How would I do this? I thought it would be a simple rule to add to postfix main.cfr?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Postfix does not send any bounce emails normally as it checks the existence of a recipient before it accepts the mail. I guess you use an email domain alias as that's the only scenario where postfix can not check the existence of a recipient before spam and virus scan. Remove the domain alias and replace it with email aliases for the existing addresses.
  3. rob_morin

    rob_morin Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Ok, thanks!

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