Emails bouncing to server admin

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David Cooke
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Emails bouncing to server admin

Post by David Cooke » Mon 30 Sep 2013 14:33

As the server admin I frequently receive emails generated by the hosted websites that have bounced. They should not bounce to me but to the website administrator - that way you'll know there is a problem.

Generally it is the home-brew software that does this because the envelope-from address is not set and defaults to the server admin. A simple explanation of what is going on is at [http://www.pobox.com/helpspot/index.php ... age&id=260]

Some info about fixing it (for php) is at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1790 ... g-php-mail

If your website is misbehaving I'll let you know by email and point you at this thread.
Dave Cooke
BCA IT Working Party, BCA Web Services, National Cave Registry Co-ordinator, CSCC Webmaster

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Re: Emails bouncing to server admin

Post by David Gibson » Mon 07 Oct 2013 16:36

also see the earlier notes on this forum: http://british-caving.org.uk/phpBB3/vie ... f=31&t=343

David Cooke
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Re: Emails bouncing to server admin

Post by David Cooke » Mon 07 Oct 2013 16:45

David Gibson wrote:also see the earlier notes on this forum: http://british-caving.org.uk/phpBB3/vie ... f=31&t=343
Yes, essential reading.
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