Mailing List Message #11199
From: Warren Michelsen <>
Subject: Re: Receiving Mail for a Domain That's Gone
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 14:53:50 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <>
At 1:26 PM -0700 07/11/2002, Global Homes Webmaster wrote:
>On 07/11/02 at 13:23, Warren Michelsen wrote:
>> At 3:57 PM -0400 07/11/2002, Neil Herber wrote:
>> >If you are using the web interface (as I do) go to the QUEUE page,
>> >pick one of the offending queued messages and click on the link.
>> >What does the disposition tell you? I'm willing to bet it is
>> >"Failed", in which case the message is just hanging around for you
>> >to examine.
>> >
>> >To reduce the hanging-around-time, go to the GENERAL page and set
>> >"Delete Failed Messages:" to a smaller value.
>> Well, of course the status is Failed. But that still doesn't answer
>> the question of Why SIMS accepted the mail in the first place, given
>> that there are no router entries for the domain.
>What, if anything, does your log say about these messages? That might give
>you some insight as to why they're being accepted. If you're continuing to
>receive these messages, you might want to temporarily increase the logging
>level until you can capture a relevant transaction or two.

Note that "sender" and "recipient" are not the real account names.

11:15:59 2 SMTP-709( {S.0000487444} received, 1832 bytes
11:15:59 2 SYSTEM [S.0000487444] <> 1+0
11:15:59 3 SMTP [S.0000487444] dequeueing
11:15:59 1 SYSTEM(SMTP) [S.0000487444] failed on ( Error Code=-15010
11:15:59 2 SYSTEM [S.0000487445] <> 1+0 From:NULL@NULL
11:16:01 2 SMTP-712( [S.0000487445] sent, 2123 bytes
11:16:01 2 SYSTEM(SMTP) [S.0000487445] sent to (
11:16:01 2 SYSTEM [S.0000487445] deleted

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