Well-Known Member
Jun 20, 2005
These days I got so many returned messages. Look at the below email as an example.

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

[email protected]
retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <[email protected]>
Received: from [] (helo=[])
by server1.maxsource.net with esmtpsa (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256)
(Exim 4.52)
id 1GhKIV-0002ZB-Ff
for [email protected]; Tue, 07 Nov 2006 01:19:00 -0500
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 14:18:44 +0800
From: tom <[email protected]>
User-Agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20060909)
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: [email protected]
Subject: test email
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type">
<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000">
<font face="Arial">test. no need to reply<br>

What is the problem? How could i fix it?


Well-Known Member
Sep 23, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

Do follwing:

cat /var/log/exim_maillog | grep [email protected]

and check output. It will show why the message couldn't be delivered to [email protected].

The message:

***retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period

doesn't say what exactly caused the problem. So you need to check the logs more closely.

Also, if the message wasn't sent my you, it means some spammer sent the spam and the headers "from" was faked. That is why you got the bounced messages.
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