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-f parameter

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by PeterT, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. PeterT

    PeterT Active Member

    In the Options menu - Email options

    What does; Set return path with -f parameter (does not work in safe mode)

    actualy do?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If mail works with the -f parameter set on then that is better.

    By default, sendmail won't let you change the "envelope address" of the email, that is the return address, so you often end up with nobody@your.server.name instead of a useful mail address.

    This can harm you in the eyes of spam checks, though the -f param doesn't always work (it definitely doesn't work with safe_mode).

    With -f, you can set that to an arbitrary email, which is better for spam and lets you actually control where bounce/delivery errors go.
  3. PeterT

    PeterT Active Member

    OK sounds good to me, enabled [​IMG]
  4. PeterT

    PeterT Active Member

    I am assuming that the Bounced Email Address must be filled in for this to effective.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, although I haven't tested it without that field being populated.

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