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Exim and cpanel -- weird error

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by optize, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. optize

    optize Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, once and while, exim will start blocking messages.

    The original sender gets the following message: 550 Administrative prohibition (in reply to end of DATA command))

    Is there a tweak in cpanel/exim that will fix this? It's annoying.
     
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    shacker23 Well-Known Member

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    This can happen if the domain is not listed in /etc/localdomains. They should be listed there automatically, but I've seen the "Rebuild / Fix Email Databases" function in WHM wipe legit domains out of /etc/localdomains -- I've trained myself never to click that link for fear it will happen again. If it does, you'll need to add the excised domains back in manually.
     
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    Yup. You'll also need to look in the exim mainlog and track down the log entries that correspond to the send attempt to further identify where the problem might be.
     
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    I have recently started using Thunderbird and get these errors for some domains ... but no problem when I send the same message using Outlook Express.

    /var/log/exim_mainlog reported a problem with the "From" header; my from name had included some colons ... seems Thunderbird does not handle these well ... removing them has fixed the problem. :)
     
    #4 beekeeper, Sep 22, 2005
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