Duplicate messages dropped?


#1

I’ve noticed that dreamhost seems to be dropping duplicate messages to the catch-all mailbox at my domain. For example, if I do:

[yoda]$ /usr/sbin/sendmail test1@mydomain.net test2@domain.net
From: Testing test1@mydomain.net
To: Test1 test1@mydomain.net, Test2 test2@mydomain.net
Subject: testing if dreamhost drops one of these

.

…then wait a few seconds, and check my catch-all inbox, only one of the messages will arrive. Has anybody else seen this?


#2

I don’t use catch-alls, but you may want to consider Rule 3 of using DH’s junk filter. They do make a good point about catch-alls. “You may not have a “catch-all” set up at a domain that you want to use the Junk Filter with. Catch-alls just generate too much junk mail!” And, they really do.


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#3

[quote]Catch-alls just generate too much junk mail!" And, they really do.

[/quote]

Not here. They may indeed generate too much junk mail for the DH Junk Filter, but they don’t generate too much mail for these mailboxes or non-DH junk filters.


#4

I’ve seen this also, and I think it applies to other addresses as well. (If 2 addresses expand to the same thing, the message is only delivered once.)


#5

It does apply to others as well i.e. has nothing specifically to do with catch-alls. The system drops any duplicates going to the same mailbox.