[thelist] [php] bounced php mail on win2k

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Wed May 5 16:26:29 CDT 2004

Anthony Baratta wrote:

> At 12:01 PM 5/5/2004, Judah McAuley wrote:
>> Any thoughts on handling bounce messages elegantly short of writing a 
>> custom parser to check the sendmail_from mailbox and send the bounces 
>> to the correct addresses?
> Try adding a header called Return-Path. e.g.
> Return-Path: <bounces at foo.org>
> In addition to your reply to header. This will help - but nothing is 
> 100% effective to route bounces.

Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't appear to work in my case. 
I've got a situation where the sendmail_from address is x at a.com, I'm 
sending a message to y at b.com and all my headers (From, Reply-To, and 
Return-Path) are all z at c.com  If y at b.com is not a valid address, b.com 
is sending the bounce to x at a.com instead of z at c.com

When I look at the headers, I'm now seeing two Return-Path entries, one 
that is set to the sendmail_from address and one that I set in my mail() 
function. The bounce appears to just see the first one and ignore the 
second one. Since I need to set the sendmail_from variable on Win32 to 
send out mail at all, it looks like I'm just screwed. Ah well.


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