Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

Returned Failed Messages

Keywords: sendpost, nosendpost, copysendpost, errsendpost

A channel program may be unable to deliver a message because of long-term service failures or invalid addresses. When this occurs, the MTA channel program returns the message to the sender with an accompanying explanation of why the message was not delivered. Optionally, a copy of all failed messages is sent to the local postmaster. This is useful for monitoring message failures, but it can result in an excessive amount of traffic with which the postmaster must deal. (See Table 10–12.)