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SMTP Problem (I think)

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by lamp, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. lamp

    lamp Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I've been trying to send an emai to xxxxx@mac.com but I keep on getting the following error:

    2006-09-13 09:01:58 1GNUNH-0005tj-Hd ** xxxxxx@mac.com R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp: retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period

    I tried to send an email to that address from a hotmail account and it was received properly. As such, this leads me to believe the problem is originating from my server.

    Any thoughts?
    Lamp
     
  2. ilbin

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    Seeing the same thing

    I am seeing the same thing on some of my servers as well. When I clear the retry, it gives me several connection refused notices as it runs through their different servers, then fails and returns the message.

    From what I can tell, mac.com changed their mail settings in some fashion over the last couple of days and that is causing them to reject legitimate mail.

    Anyone else?
     
  3. lamp

    lamp Well-Known Member

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    Damn..... that sucks!
     
  4. lamp

    lamp Well-Known Member

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    I just sent them an email... hopefully others will do the same thing and a solution will be found.

    Has anyone else sent them something?
     
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    lamp Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else seen this?
     
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    mac.com isssue

    TO which email address did you send mail to mac.com to check with the blacklisting issue???
    I am also facing the same trouble and would like to get in touch with them. Thank you in advance.
     
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    noimad1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm having similar issues. How do you "clear the retry"?
     
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    This can be caused by many things. One of which is exim DB corrupted. Run these commands (in that order):
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim retry > /dev/null
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim reject > /dev/null
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim wait-remote_smtp > /dev/null

    Then, restart exim. See if that helps!
     
  9. ilbin

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    Thanks AndyReed for the suggestion.

    That doesn't seem to be clearing the issue. I ususally run the following:

    exim_tidydb -t 10m /var/spool/exim retry
    exim_tidydb -t 10m /var/spool/exim wait-remote_smtp

    and that clears for a new attempt to actually send. Once that is cleared, I get this:

    Connecting to smtp-mx5.mac.com [17.250.244.61]:25 ... connected
    SMTP<< 452 try later
    SMTP>> QUIT
    LOG: MAIN
    SMTP error from remote mail server after initial connection: host smtp-mx5.mac.com [17.250.244.61]: 452 try later
    Connecting to smtp-mx6.mac.com [17.250.244.63]:25 ... connected
    SMTP<< 452 try later
    SMTP>> QUIT
    LOG: MAIN
    SMTP error from remote mail server after initial connection: host smtp-mx6.mac.com [17.250.244.63]: 452 try later
    Connecting to smtp-mx7.mac.com [17.250.244.62]:25 ... connected
    SMTP<< 452 try later
    SMTP>> QUIT
    LOG: MAIN
    SMTP error from remote mail server after initial connection: host smtp-mx7.mac.com [17.250.244.62]: 452 try later
    Connecting to smtp-mx8.mac.com [17.250.244.64]:25 ... connected
    SMTP<< 452 try later
    SMTP>> QUIT
    LOG: MAIN
    SMTP error from remote mail server after initial connection: host smtp-mx8.mac.com [17.250.244.64]: 452 try later
    LOG: MAIN
    == *****@mac.com R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp defer (0): SMTP error from remote mail server after initial connection: host smtp-mx8.mac.com [17.250.244.64]: 452 try later

    Only happens to some machines, not to others.


    Any other ideas? Has anyone been able to penetrate the bureaucracy over at Mac.com?
     
  10. noimad1

    noimad1 Well-Known Member

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    I went in and removed the retry database file from /var/spool/exim/db then re-installed exim. That was the only way i could get rid of the problem....
     
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    You don't actually need to do the final step, i.e. reinstall exim. You can just get awaye with stopping exim, deleting the contents of /var/spool/exim/db/ and then restart exim - it will recreate the DB files when the next email is relayed.
     
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