I could use some help troubleshooting Civimail- I seem to have bounce processing working correctly except when a mailing goes out, all recipients bounce AND all recipients receive the email.

Any suggestions for where to start looking?

Using ()mail to send, and a [email protected] google apps account for bounces.

  • More info: It looks like the mailing is being directed back to my smtp server, even though we're set to use google apps. Any thoughts? Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mainecancer.org. I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out. <[email protected]>: does not like recipient. Remote host said: 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Aug 19, 2015 at 13:52

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Figured it out finally: bad default setting in php.ini.

The isp had this param added by default: mail.force_extra_parameters adding "SMTP = smtp.myisp.net" to every outgoing mail sent by mail().

This caused every email to bounce when civi called qmail.

Sheesh. I want those two days back.

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