XF 2.1 How to turn off bouncing email ?

ShinLim

Active member
At first my site allow member register not have to verify email address, so they use false email address alot, which is fake email, spam email, etc... (like dsaddsad@gmail.com)
This happened long time ago, maybe years, I wonder how can I stop from receiving it ? It all go to Spam in my gmail

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Here is details in email

Code:
The original message was received at Mon, 7 Dec 2020 15:36:53
from localhost [127.0.0.1]

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<abc@yahoo.com>
    (reason: 552 1 Requested mail action aborted, mailbox not found)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mta7.am0.yahoodns.net.:
>>> DATA
<<< 552 1 Requested mail action aborted, mailbox not found
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable


Code:
The original message was received at Mon, 7 Dec 2020 15:19:59
from localhost [127.0.0.1]

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<abc@gmail.com>
    (reason: 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.:
>>> DATA
<<< 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
<<< 550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or
<<< 550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
<<< 550 5.1.1  https://support.google.com/mail/?p=NoSuchUser cl3si391583pjb.29 - gsmtp
550 5.1.1 <abc@gmail.com>... User unknown
<<< 503 5.5.1 RCPT first. cl3si391583pjb.29 - gsmtp

Because these are all not exist email so I want to stop receiving it, can I turn it off ?
This is my setting in XF, it's just blank and it use my default email address

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Can anyone help me please
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
The concept of email bounces are pretty much fundamental to how email works, so they're always going to be sent.

If you don't want to read them, you'd likely want to setup a mailbox specifically for them and set the "bounced email address" option to point at that.
 

ShinLim

Active member
Oh okay I understand, the system don't know that if email exist or not so it just sent, if email is not exist then it's return back, right ?
 

DigNap15

Well-known member
I like to know whose emails are being bounced, in case they are invalvid.
Then I can try to alert them that their email is invalid.

But quite often the emails are flagged as spam by their email server
Its a big minefield, and cause me lots of time and stress
 
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