2.24.17. Dead.letter file

The letters that were sent without authorization from a web server (for example, using the function mail), but sending them for some reason failed, are automatically saved in the file dead.letter in the root directory of the hosting account. For example, the reason for getting emails into this file may be the indication of an incorrect recipient address.

Important points:

  • The file is created automatically when a letter appears that could not be sent.
  • If the file already exists, information about the message will be appended to its end.
  • All headers and contents of the letter are saved in the file.
  • Deleting a file does not affect the operation of the hosting account and the sites hosted on it.