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Postfix Bounce Configuration

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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I am running Postfix 2.2.5 on a Linux Distribution (Mandriva Linux)

I am trying to do a custom Bounce Failure message without having to edit source-code and re-compile.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks!

Drew
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from the FAQs of postif

5. When Postfix sends a bounce message, it tells the sender, "For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>" But I want it to include my domain name in the address, e.g. <postmaster@example.com>. How can I do that?

The idea behind this is that people who receive this notification should contact their own local postmasters, since they may very well be the ones who have to deal with the problem. If you really want to change it, you have to modify the source code.

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Ahh, Ok, Well I did read something about that, I just wasnt sure since I also read somethings that stated that you can create a bounce template file and make Postfix use that.  bounce_template_file = template_filename in the main.cf file.

But I can't find too much documentation on it.

Anyone used this method?
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you can find a complete tutorial for bounce in postfix and this directive
http://www.postfix.org/bounce.5.html

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Ok, I see that you can do it but only on vesion 2.3 or later.  

2.3 Postfix is still in experimental phase, im sure its stable.

Being the Linux newb that I am, I would not be able to recompile the source code and upgrade to save my life. lol

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Thanks for all your help, I was unable to do it, but I understand what needs to be done now.

Thanks again.

Drew
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