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Errors when sending errors V8.8 and later

Ordinarily, when sendmail sends error notification mail, it expects that error notification to be successfully delivered. Upon occasion, error mail itself will bounce or fail too. This is called a "double-bounce" situation. Prior to V8.8, sendmail would notify postmaster if error notification failed. But this might not be the best solution in all cases. Consider, for example, a site that has a sitewide postmaster and several departmental postmasters. In such situations, double-bounce mail should probably go to the sitewide postmaster.

Beginning with V8.8 sendmail, the DoubleBounceAddress option can be used to define who gets double-bounce mail:

O DoubleBounceAddress=addr                   configuration file (V8.8 and later) 
-ODoubleBounceAddress=addr                   command line (V8.8 and later) 
define(`confDOUBLE_BOUNCE_ADDRESS',`addr')   mc configuration (V8.7 and later) 

Here, addr is of type string and is a comma-separated list of one or more email addresses. If addr is missing, the following error is printed and the option is ignored:

readcf: option DoubleBounceAddress: value required

If the entire option is missing, the default becomes postmaster. If sendmail is unable to send double-bounce mail to addr, it logs the following error:

cannot parse addr

The DoubleBounceAddress option is not safe. If specified from the command line, it can cause sendmail to relinquish its special privileges.

    Part I: Build and Install
    Part II: Administration
    Part III: The Configuration File
    Chapter 21. The D (Define a Macro) Configuration Command
    Chapter 24. The O (Options) Configuration Command