How can I prevent QMail from sending failure notices for domains that aren't even on my server at all. I noticed that QMail sends a lot of failure notices all the time and most of them have some random domains in "To:" field.
Is there even a way to do it?
If not, I thought I could write a perl script to parse the queue and delete the emails that are not from my server. And run it via crontab every few minutes/hours. Is that a good idea?
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Setting the catch-all to "bounce" email rather than sending it to a blackhole is likely the cause of much of your problem.
In the "old days," bouncing or using a catchall acct for improperly addressed mail seemed like a logical, professional approach to be sure that mail accidentally sent to a non-existent address wasn't lost.
Now that spammers have started bombarding domains with lists of "guessed" addresses, it just no longer seems viable. Setting up a "black hole" email acct can be done in a few seconds within Plesk.
Also you can try this command to clear the mail queue from these failure notices.
qmHandle -S"failure notice"
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