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XF 1.2 Not receiving bounced emails


Well-known member
Since moving over to my new host, I'm not receiving any bounced emails from users on my forum who's emails are inactive or fake.

The email address is working, I can send and receive emails just fine.

Any ideas?


XenForo developer
Staff member
How are you sending emails? Built-in PHP option or SMTP? If it's SMTP, then nothing should have changed as it'd still be using the same server (unless your new host silently limits this).

If it's PHP mail, make sure you have the -f parameter enabled. If you have this enabled, then your new host likely doesn't allow it to be used by the user that PHP is running as. You can ask them about this but it's unlikely that you can override it.

Note that you can confirm if it's working correctly by looking at the "Return-Path" header of an email generated by XenForo.