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Re: mail (un)delivery

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 04:26:49PM +0100, michael wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 11:05 -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 03:47:31PM +0100, michael wrote:
> here's the o/p when I try to email myself:
> 2007-09-03 16:13:43 Start queue run: pid=3893
> 2007-09-03 16:13:43 End queue run: pid=3893
> 2007-09-03 16:23:32 1ISDm0-00010w-6z <= michael@ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk
> U=michael 
> P=local S=409
> 2007-09-03 16:23:55 1ISDm0-00010w-6z => michael@ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk
> R=smarthos
> t T=remote_smtp_smarthost H=mailrouter.mcc.ac.uk []
> X=TLS-1.0:RSA_
> AES_256_CBC_SHA1:32
> DN="C=GB,,ST=England,L=Manchester
> ,STREET=Manchester,,O=Manchester University,OU=Internet
> Service
> s,OU=Issued through UMIST E-PKI Manager,OU=InstantSSL
> Pro,CN=mailrouter.mcc.ac.u
> k"
> 2007-09-03 16:23:55 1ISDm0-00010w-6z Completed

OK.  So, IIRC, the problem was that local mail wasn't being delivered
locally, correct?  But its sending your mail to the smarthost.  How do
you get mail from the smarthost?  If its by fetchmail, it will pull it
from the smarthost and give it to exim to deliver which will send it
back to the smarthost.  The smarthost is probably recognizing a mail
loop and dropping the message.

At least we know that exim4 itself is working OK.

I've forgotton the details, but isnt' ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk both your
local name and the name of the smarthost?  I'm missing something (I
haven't had enough sleep).

Try filling in the blanks for me:

Name of the box on which you send mail to yourself:

Name of the smarthost that you told exim to use:

Names of hosts/domains that you told exim to treat as local; that it is
the final destination:

I think we're getting close to figuring out what is going on.


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