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Re: trouble with non-existents users



There are 576 directories. These are home directories for all the users 
associated to this domain (just like the case described in the install 
document).

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Michael Devogelaere wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 12:32:17PM -0300, PAZ wrote:
> > 
> > Hi all:
> > 
> > 	I'm still having some trouble understanding alias users. I defined 
> > an alias user for every domain associated to my server, like documentation 
> > says. I also used this reply:
> > http://qmail-sql.digibel.be/archive/msg00028.html
> > as my main reference about this subject.
> > 
> > 	When I send a mail to a non-existent user, to a domain with no 
> > .qmail-default file, I get an error message in my log, like this:
> > 
> > delivery 36032: deferral: 
> > Unable_to_open_.qmail-nonexistent:_process_cannot_open_more_files._(#4.3.0)/
> > 
> > 	I realise that this file (.qmail-nonexistent) don't exist, but I 
> > wonder if that entry in my log message is a regular thing, and also, why I 
> > don't get an error mail as a reply for sending a mail to a non existent 
> > address.
> How many files are there in the homedirectory of that alias-user ? I've had
> the same problem 2 years ago and it turned out that directory contained too
> much files (well, directories in my case). That's one of the reasons
> i added the dotqmails-table.
> It also explains the absence of a reply: qmail won't bounce temporary
> failures until queuelifetime has been exceeded. Wait 7 days and you'll
> probably get a bounce ;)
> 
> Regards,
> Michael.
> 

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