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

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Tue Mar 30 07:43:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Marc Haber wrote:

> 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.

That's good to know. It makes me feel somewhat better.

> 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.

Could you expand on the envelope you refer to? I haven't run across that 

Cox is normally clueless ("gee dude, lets check your settings" *ack*) 
and level two is little better ("we don't see a problem on our end")

I guess I'm locked into Alpine, at least temporarily, until I can find 
what is dropping/blocking the mail sent thru exim4.

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

It would seem to me that the posts that show up are delivered and the 
ones that don't show up aren't. What will swaks do beyond that? Will it 
help pinpoint the problem location? What am a I missing?

Thanks for the pointers.

Bob Holtzman
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