[Pkg-exim4-users] posts not appearing [new problem]

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Mar 29 12:49:54 UTC 2010


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 10:56:24PM -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> The confusing thing is that the log says:
> 2010-03-28 13:42:58 1NvzJy-0008En-9j <= holtzm at localhost U=holtzm  
> P=local S=1177 id=20100328204258.GA31613 at cox.net
> 2010-03-28 13:42:59 1NvzJy-0008En-9j => holtzm at sonic.net R=smarthost  
> T=remote_smtp_smarthost H=smtp.west.cox.net []  
> X=TLS-1.0:RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA1:32 DN="C=US,ST=Georgia,L=Alpharetta,O=Cox  
> Communications,CN=smtp.west.cox.net"
> 2010-03-28 13:42:59 1NvzJy-0008En-9j Completed
> This is when I sent a test message to myself at another ISP that I have  
> an account with and which never showed up in my Inbox. Does "Completed"  
> mean that the message was successfully sent to sonic.net? It would  
> appear so.

As soon as the => line appears, exim has successfully delivered the
message to the host mentioned there, here "smtp.west.cox.net", and
received the remote host's confirmation that it has taken
responsibility for the message.

I cannot conclude what happened to your message, but it didn't happen
on your box. Your exim did its job just fine.

I can only guess that cox.net (or some system further downstream)
doesn't like your envelope sender holtzm at localhost and silently drops
the message.

You may want to install the swaks package and test which messages are
actually delivered and which aren't.


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