Blog ≫ 2003 ≫ not available to sendmail

Trying to write a mail bounce handling thing for popex, but getting an annoying error saying not available to sendmail... thought it might be about the script / directory being symlinked from somewhere else, but it's not, sendmail insists on any scripts that it runs being put in the /etc/smrsh directory... so, all told the solution was:

Haven't made mailHandler.pl do anything smart yet, have to get it to recognise when it gets a bounce, see how many mails that user has bounced, etc... a whole lot of info to stuff into the database. Also the mail queue is so full that it's hard to test this right now.

💬 sendmail bounce handler works!

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Fri Nov 14 2003

Paul Clarke's blog - I live in Hythe. Wed to Clare + father to two, I'm a full-stack web engineer, and I do mostly js / Node, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubbing, running, eating, home-automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.