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#355 double bounce infinite loop, problem quoting <>

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2005-01-05
2004-08-20
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Amavis 0.3.12 with qmail.

Any double bounce causes infinite loop of bounces
resulting in server overload. When amavis is removed
(qmail-queue-real restored for qmai-queue) everything
returns to normal with double bouncing working ok.

Detailed analysis shows, that qmail uses the symbol <>
for the received-from field in bounces. Double bounce
is detected by qmail as a bounce which has <> in
received-from.

Amavis quotes the <> symbol into "<>" which is not
recognized by qmail as double bounce. Qmail attempts to
bounce to "<>" which results in another bounce and the
infinite loop follows.

Is this just a problem in my installation? Can someone
please help?

I hacked qmail-send to discard any message addressed at
"<>", but I do not like this solution at all.

lsla@post.cz

Discussion

  • Lars Hecking
    Lars Hecking
    2005-01-05

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    Please try amavis-user for a solution. I have no
    installation of or even
    expertise with qmail.

     
  • Lars Hecking
    Lars Hecking
    2005-01-05

    • status: open --> closed