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On (10/02/06 15:08), Brendan Halpin didst pronounce:
> In short, I'm sending mail via SMTP to the outgoing server, using
> my correct email address in the From field. Server is accepting the
>> Problem: some of my correspondents are ignoring me -- I'm getting
> too few replies. Are some of my emails disappearing into the ether?
>This is UL specific. They're changing their spam checking system. This
may be done already. Essentially, if a mail is marked as spam, it's not
going to be delivered unless the recipient explicitly selects to get it.
It's kept on the server and a "digest" is sent out every morning to each
recipient to say what mails are kept because the server thinks it's spam.
IMO this is a crap plan, and deciding what to do with e-mail, whether
spam or not, should be left up to the end user.
Anyway, it could explain the delays you're seeing. Sorry to bother the
list with this!
> Suspicious: email to someone at nonexistentdomain.com is accepted
> without error by the server.
>Have no idea on this -- I'd call it a misconfigured mail server and
> 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.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #221: The mainframe needs to rest. It's getting old, you know.
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