Ahh, thanks Bill. That why it's occuring. I do have a relay inbetween
courier and the outside world (of course only till all the ttl's expire)
and it was the postmaster there that was getting the reply.
I'm still curious if the sender doesn't exist if that 550 response will
bounce around in the queue for a while and still generate a warning to
On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 11:54, Bill Michell wrote:
Sam Varshavchik writes:
Chris MacLeod writes:
yeah I looked at that and it works for some of the things I want to do,
but I've got a problem now where I"m getting spam where the from address
is invalid so when courier responds "550 spam not allowed" or whatever
that reply gets deffered (either b/c the sender doesn't exist or it's
not a real relay or something) so it bounces around in the queue for a
You are mistaken. Rejecting incoming mail with a 550 means it never gets
accepted in the local mail queue in the first place.
... which means that the message isn't coming from your main courier server,
but rather from whatever host is sitting between the internet and courier -
perhaps an smtp proxy on the firewall?