From: John P. Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 23 Jul 2002 - 08:52:36 IST
I've a mail queue with about fifty hotmail messages in it. I'm sure mail
admins have noticed that at any one time, over half of the hotmail MX
machines are down, or very slow to respond.
So, what usually happens is that MTAs try and connect, and fail to
deliver on the first few attempts. But they do go through, eventually.
However, I've got mail queued for days on one sendmail box. Running
"sendmail -q" doesn't seem to flush the queue - there are no "hotmail
down" type messages in the maillog, which I would expect.
If I try and send a mail to a non-existant hotmail user, I just get told
the mail is queued - no connection attempt or anything.
Can sendmail - between restarts - cache the results of a hotmail MX
connection ? Could there be something else evil at work ?
Mail hates me.
Kate, currently pissed off at being told that "btopenworld.com" reckons my
mails are infected with the "goner virus" so won't accept them.
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