The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Email woes

Bunny signed up for my Obligatory Email Notification, and she reported that some of the notifications haven't gotten through. I check, and lo', there are some bounced emails sitting in my inbox:

From (Mail Delivery System)
Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
Fri, 20 Jul 2007 01:59:42 -0400 (EDT)

This is the Postfix program at host

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The Postfix program

<>: host[] 
    said: 550 [PERMFAIL] requires valid sender 
    domain {need mx} (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Hmmm … what's this? More bounced emails? To someone else who uses The Monopolistic Phone Company?

<>: host[] 
    said: 550 [PERMFAIL] requires valid sender 
    domain {need mx} (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Hmmm … same host. Let's see what I get when I toss that host into Google:

Re: RR Notification Bounce

I think RR sent you an email notification (not a member). is having issues with reading RR's DNS. I do not know how to contact them. Maybe you could try. Their error message is shown below. No other ISP is having this problem with RR.

RR sent you an email notification. Bellsouth replied back with the following:

<>: host[] 
    said: 550 [PERMFAIL] requires valid sender 
    domain {need mx} (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Bellsouth had this same kind of problem a while back with Yahoo mail accounts. It took them a while to find and correct the problem but they finally did. It had something to do with a change made to the mail header by Bellsouth's server. If you are a Bellsouth customer, call and make a complaint. Until customers start complaining, they are not likely to work on the problem. bounced RR e-mail

Well … how about that? I'm not the only one having problems with The Monopolistic Phone Company.

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