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Email to deleted users not bouncing back

566 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2011 7:46 PM by dmare RSS
dmare Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jun 23, 2011 5:34 PM

When users are deleted from workgroup manager, emails to their email account still go through instead of bouncing back.


The same occurs when simply setting the mail setting to "None" instead of "Enabled".


I have also deleted the same accounts from Server Admin -> Mail -> Accounts, but problem persists.


I have restarted the server - issue persists.


Where else could their user record still be stored?


I think it's postfix's job to reject these emails..?


When I send an email to a jibberish account that has never existed in the past, it is successfully rejected with /var/log/mail.log showing:

<>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table;


When I email an ex-employee whose account was deleted, email goes through with /var/log/mail.log showing:

Jun 24 08:26:42 ods1 postfix/smtp[28886]: B37F5658CDD: to=<>, relay=[]:10024, delay=0.19, delays=0/0/0/0.18, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 Ok, id=29894-02, from MTA([]:10025): 250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as DE236658CE4)

Jun 24 08:26:42 ods1 postfix/qmgr[167]: B37F5658CDD: removed

Jun 24 08:26:42 ods1 postfix/pipe[29592]: DE236658CE4: to=<>, relay=dovecot, delay=0.05, delays=0/0/0/0.05, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered via dovecot service)

Jun 24 08:26:42 ods1 postfix/qmgr[167]: DE236658CE4: removed


Any advice greatly appreciated!

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.7)


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