Alligate bounces mail
On Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:05:59 +0100, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> I subscribe to the Debian user maillist which generates dozens of mails
> per day. Sometimes Alligate refuses a mail from the list with a 5.x.x.
Is that "Alligate"...?
> Part of the bounce message (which was later forwarded to me):
> The mail system
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>: host mail.tio.nl[126.96.36.199] said: 557 5.4.8
> mailgate.tio.nl Refused (in reply to end of DATA command)
> In the log it says:
> C:Temp>grep (383938) SMTP1215.txt
... a Windows program?
Not sure how people in _this_ list can help you >:-)
> 23:30:14.578 - (383938) Routing: Russian Federation->Germany->Destination. 10 penalty points added.
And what kind of rule is that?
> 23:30:14.578 - (383938) Possible loop - too many hops: ( 12):
> I am assuming the ‚Äútoo many hops: (12)‚ÄĚ means there are 12 Received
> lines. So I want to increase that a little bit but I cannot find that
> option? Where is it?
"Too many hops" in mail server parlance uses to mean that the message is
passing for many hosts which can be an indication of a loop problem (bad
forwarding or aliasing configuration can lead the message into an infinite
loop state, so e-mail servers implement break points like this one you are
Inspect the full headers of the message to get further information on
what's going on.
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