[ILUG] [OT] Mail query
brendan.halpin at ul.ie
Fri Feb 10 16:01:03 GMT 2006
John Madden <maddenj+ilug at skynet.ie> writes:
> On (10/02/06 15:08), Brendan Halpin didst pronounce:
>> Could it be, perhaps, that the server is trying (and failing) to
>> report errors via SMTP to my PC, rather than to my email address?
> If the mail is accepted, then the bounce should go to the From address.
> If it's dropped during SMTP, then it's up to your local MTA to report
> the problem back to you. Check your logs -- see if the mail is accepted
> for delivery by the UL mail server.
I would also expect any immediate problems to show up in the log of
the outgoing SMTP session (but that just has "status=sent" lines),
and later problems to result in a bounce to the sender's address.
*However*, on checking my firewall and taking off the block on
incoming SMTP connections, I see another machine connecting and
sending me error messages as emails. Progress!
I was much happier in the days when I could make a direct SMTP to
the recipient's server, but that fails too often now :-/
Brendan Halpin, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland
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