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Hello, iam using phpmailer for sending mails. Whenever a mail bounces a mail is coming to xxx@xxx.com email address with the details of bouncing mail. How to change the receiver email address for bounced emails?

asked 11 Jul '13, 05:35

ferozfirru
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Generally it will always go to the Return Path address per RFC recommendations. Not all mail servers will adhere to that but they should. In most cases the return path is the value for $FROM, but the value is written by the outgoing smtp server and then the receiving mail server should overwrite it when it accepts the mail.

In many situations people like to add a $REPLYTO address, but that would not be valid for a bounce message. There are some mail servers that would bounce to a $REPLYTO address, but that should be viewed as not normal.

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answered 11 Jul '13, 06:57

aaront ♦♦
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hi, thank you for reply. the reply-to mail address is completley different from the address which we got the bounced mail. Iam not even mentioned any where this email address in the phpmailer program. is there any option to change this in the webfaction

(11 Jul '13, 07:00) ferozfirru

Please open a support ticket so we can look directly at your configuration and give you the correct answer, however in most cases the Return Path can not be changed.

(11 Jul '13, 07:03) aaront ♦♦
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