incorrect spam setups cause spool messes on forwarders
randy at psg.com
Mon Dec 1 18:10:43 UTC 2003
is the following a general problem, or just one i am seeing?
note 2821 says
450 Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable
(e.g., mailbox busy)
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
(e.g., mailbox not found, no access, or command rejected
for policy reasons)
From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
To: foo at psg.com
Subject: broken mail server
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 10:02:34 -0800
you have a .forward on psg.com pointing to foo.user at verizon.net.
like all mail accounts these days, you get spam. but the forward,
as opposed to rejecting it with a 5xx is deferring with a 450 (see
below), which is not proper. this means that the spam stays in the
queue here, which is just not reasonable.
please do one of the following:
o see that the verison server is fixed (good luck),
o set your forward to a properly working server, or
o tell me so i can kill your mail account here.
2003-12-01 10:09:05 1APbBa-000Ork-DY == foo.user at verizon.net <foo at psg.com> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp defer (0): SMTP error from remote mailer after MAIL FROM:<nikkiadamczyk at gerbangmail.com> SIZE=5365: host relay.verizon.net [18.104.22.168]: 450 Requested mail action not taken-Try later:sc004pub.verizon.net
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