[Techtalk] help with bouncing mails
carla at bratgrrl.com
Sat Sep 17 05:49:49 UTC 2011
On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:27:06 -0400
Elwing <elwing at elwing.org> wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2011, at 7:48 PM, Carla Schroder wrote:
> > The attached message could not be delivered to the recipients listed
> > below.
> > The original message was rejected at Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:48:34 +0000
> > ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> > <diana at dianagaydon.com>
> > mail undeliverable for 2 hours
> The message is that the mail was undeliverable for 2 hours - it's not
> strictly a bounce, as most mail servers will try again (default in
> exim was every 4 hours for 4 days). Generally, this is because of
> DNS issues (the server can't look up the MX record), or networking
> issues. *usually* it's because the sending mail server can't get to
> the dianagaydon.com mail server - otherwise, the response would be
> different ("the mail server at dianagaydon.com rejected the
Yes, that makes sense. I'm leaning towards a DNS problem for a couple of
reasons. I'll go into more detail as I figure it out.
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