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    * mailnull

    I have often seen the entry mailnull in the mail logs of exim.
    I don't understand it. What is meant by mailnull ? where can i get information about it ?

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    mailnull is the exim user

    [[email protected] ~]# exim -bP exim_user
    exim_user = mailnull
    [[email protected] ~]

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    It is set as mailnull as it is a non-privileged user, ie it does not have root privileges. Its done as a security measure. If you see a lot of processes with user mailnull, change the catchall account of accounts to :fail:
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