Mail delivery failure
I've been getting a bunch of these messages on a fairly new testing
installation. According to the Exim FAQ, this error happens when users
don't have home directories, but I do. My exim.conf includes localhost in
the local_domains definition. I'm receiving email (using fetchmail).
And, of course, all these error messages are arriving!
I was just going to try to figure this out without bothering you guys, but
it turns out all my correspondents are getting the error message even
though I'm getting their emails! So it's a bit urgent.
I'm pretty sure this is the offending machine because it's the only one in
my little network which fetches mail.
Patrick Wiseman firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux user #17943 *Google First, Ask Later*
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:30:57 -0400
From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon@mindspring.com>
Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
failed to stat /home/pwiseman (No such file or directory):
retry timeout exceeded