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ERROR(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      ERROR(8)

NAME
       error - Postfix error/retry mail	delivery agent

SYNOPSIS
       error [generic Postfix daemon options]

DESCRIPTION
       The  Postfix  error(8)  delivery	agent processes	delivery requests from
       the queue manager. Each request specifies a queue file,	a  sender  ad-
       dress,  the reason for non-delivery (specified as the next-hop destina-
       tion), and recipient information.  The reason may be prefixed  with  an
       RFC  3463-compatible  detail code; if none is specified a default 4.0.0
       or 5.0.0	code is	used instead.  This program expects to be run from the
       master(8) process manager.

       Depending  on the service name in master.cf, error or retry, the	server
       bounces or defers all recipients	in  the	 delivery  request  using  the
       "next-hop"  information	as the reason for non-delivery.	The retry ser-
       vice name is supported as of Postfix 2.4.

       Delivery	status reports are sent	to the bounce(8), defer(8) or trace(8)
       daemon as appropriate.

SECURITY
       The  error(8) mailer is not security-sensitive. It does not talk	to the
       network,	and can	be run chrooted	at fixed low privilege.

STANDARDS
       RFC 3463	(Enhanced Status Codes)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Problems	and transactions are logged to syslogd(8).

       Depending on the	setting	of the notify_classes parameter, the  postmas-
       ter is notified of bounces and of other trouble.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
       Changes	to  main.cf  are picked	up automatically as error(8) processes
       run for only a limited amount of	time. Use the command "postfix reload"
       to speed	up a change.

       The  text  below	provides only a	parameter summary. See postconf(5) for
       more details including examples.

       2bounce_notice_recipient	(postmaster)
	      The recipient of undeliverable mail that cannot be  returned  to
	      the sender.

       bounce_notice_recipient (postmaster)
	      The recipient of postmaster notifications	with the message head-
	      ers of mail that Postfix did not deliver and of  SMTP  conversa-
	      tion transcripts of mail that Postfix did	not receive.

       config_directory	(see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The  default  location of	the Postfix main.cf and	master.cf con-
	      figuration files.

       daemon_timeout (18000s)
	      How much time a Postfix daemon process may take to handle	a  re-
	      quest before it is terminated by a built-in watchdog timer.

       delay_logging_resolution_limit (2)
	      The  maximal  number of digits after the decimal point when log-
	      ging sub-second delay values.

       double_bounce_sender (double-bounce)
	      The sender address of postmaster notifications that  are	gener-
	      ated by the mail system.

       ipc_timeout (3600s)
	      The  time	limit for sending or receiving information over	an in-
	      ternal communication channel.

       max_idle	(100s)
	      The maximum amount of time that an idle Postfix  daemon  process
	      waits for	an incoming connection before terminating voluntarily.

       max_use (100)
	      The maximal number of incoming connections that a	Postfix	daemon
	      process will service before terminating voluntarily.

       notify_classes (resource, software)
	      The list of error	classes	that are reported to the postmaster.

       process_id (read-only)
	      The process ID of	a Postfix command or daemon process.

       process_name (read-only)
	      The process name of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.

       syslog_facility (mail)
	      The syslog facility of Postfix logging.

       syslog_name (see	'postconf -d' output)
	      The mail system name that	is prepended to	the  process  name  in
	      syslog  records,	so  that  "smtpd" becomes, for example,	"post-
	      fix/smtpd".

SEE ALSO
       qmgr(8),	queue manager
       bounce(8), delivery status reports
       discard(8), Postfix discard delivery agent
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       master(5), generic daemon options
       master(8), process manager
       syslogd(8), system logging

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

AUTHOR(S)
       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J.	Watson Research
       P.O. Box	704
       Yorktown	Heights, NY 10598, USA

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