[clug] Mysterious delivery problems

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at openminddev.net
Mon May 19 22:43:53 EST 2003

On Monday 19 May 2003 22:09, Damien Elmes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I received a message today from this mailing list:
>   From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org
>   Subject: You have been unsubscribed from the linux mailing list
> I received something similar 3 weeks ago:
>   From: linux-request at lists.samba.org
>   Subject: confirm ...
>   X-Sent: 3 weeks, 5 days, 8 hours, 11 minutes, 42 seconds ago
>   Your membership in the mailing list linux has been disabled due to
>   excessive bounces
> What's strange is that I haven't been experiencing any other delivery
> problems, and now that I've re-subscribed, the discussions seem to be
> coming in again - it'd been a week or two since I'd received any clug mail.
> A friend has experienced similar problems, but they're also using
> zoneedit.com for mail forwarding, so it's possible that's the culprit. Has
> anyone else been having difficulty recently?

I used to have the same kind of problem when I had a dynamic IP.  However, I 
was not using MailForward, but running my mail server on a dynamic IP.  I 
have just looked at your mx records, and you are definitely using MailForward 
(mail is being delivered to mail.zoneedit.com).

In theory, if you are using your ISP mail address (if I'm using dig correctly 
it should be some.username at netspace.net.au) as the MailForward destination, 
it really should not be a problem, and you should not be having bounces.  
(This is what you have done, right?)  What you really want to get is a copy 
of one of the bounce messages from the list administrator.  That would at 
least give an error message with a reason as to why the bounce occured.

The only thing I can think of is that there is an occasional problem with the 
setup of zoneedit's mail servers.  Again, actually seeing one of the bounce 
messages would help diagnosis.




Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia  UTC + 10

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