From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 18 May 2001 - 12:11:00 IST
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 10:45:41AM +0100, Colm Buckley wrote:
> Yes, in theory mail errors should get sent back to the envelope MAIL
> FROM address, which in the case of the ILUG lists is a program which
> tries to parse error messages and make intelligent decisions.
> However, some MTAs are configured to send errors back to the address
> mentioned in the "From" or "Sender" fields *in* *the* *message*, which
> is wrong behaviour, but there's not much I can do about it.
Don't you have an RLART ?
> error message (incorrectly) to the mail's original author (you) rather
> than to the list manager.
OK - I was just interested in why this was happening. As it happens it later
got another similar message, from mail.indigo.ie, where it was obviously
declared as secondary but it didn't know anything about the domain concerned
(it was to <d_murphy at domain vistech.ie> BTW in case he or anyone else from Vistech
Whoops - it's worse than that. mail.indigo.ie is declared as the primary MX
for vistech.ie. However, mail.indigo.ie will not accept mail for vistech.ie.
By my reading, that means that every mail that is sent to vistech will first
of all be bounced from mail.indigo.ie before being resent to either
smtpstore02.strencom.net or smtpstore02.strencom.net which are their other
declared MXs. Somebody in vistech should probably fix that :-)
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