[ILUG] SMTP issue: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
dneary at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jun 14 16:29:04 IST 2002
Anders Holm wrote:
> host smtp.wanadoo.fr [184.108.40.206]: 552 <dave at bolsh.wanadoo.fr> unable to
> +verify address
> would suggest that bolsh.wannadoo.fr does not resolve. And since it doesn't
> resolve, they do not allow you to use their service, apparently.
It's pretty normal it doesn't resolve. I think what changed was
that sometime yesterday wanadoo's dns servers removed the wildcard
*.wanadoo.fr mx entry (maybe I got shifted to a new nameserver,
it happens from time to time, or perhaps they thought it was a
security hole). In any case, my From: header was changed (as
usual) by mutt - seems like the "From " header was being left as
dave at bolsh.wanadoo.fr, and therein lay the issue. Thanks to Liam
Bedford, davew, Niall and Wesley Darlington for their help &
insights - by adding a re-writing rule for exim in exim.conf, I
solved the problem.
> You'd have to make exim send mails as if they'd be coming from wannadoo.fr
> to pass through that blocking mechanism.
Yup - that's what I did. I added the following in the exim.conf
E-Mail: bolsh at gimp.org
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