[CLUG-chat] Mail IS->Tiscali problems

Marko Vukovic vukko at rouvic.com
Tue Jun 21 20:34:19 SAST 2005


Price,Neil wrote:
> Anyone having problems sending mail to Tiscali based recipients?
> 
> My logs are full of this:
> 
> relay=mail.tiscali.co.za[196.41.128.70],
> delay=64951, status=deferred (host mail.tiscali.co.za[196.41.128.70]
> said: 421 mxvwall-07.worldonline.co.za Error: timeout exceeded (in reply
> to end of DATA command))
> 
> relay=mx5.tiscali.co.za[196.41.128.65], delay=99807,
> status=deferred (conversation with mx5.tiscali.co.za[196.41.128.65] timed
> out while sending message body)
> 
> Some 80 messages all with timeout errors are in the queue, all to Tiscali
> based addresses. No problems sending anywhere else. Tiscali recipients
> claim to be recieving mail from elsewhere.

Hmmm, it would seem that the Tiscali MX are complaining that there was a
time-out while waiting for message body from your SMTP server. Can you
try send a message by hand ie with telnet or nc?

When I do a MX lookup for tiscali.co.za I am not seeing those two IPs
listed (even though they do seem to accept mail for tiscali.co.za).

;; ANSWER SECTION:
tiscali.co.za.          7200    IN      MX      20 mx1.tiscali.co.za.
tiscali.co.za.          7200    IN      MX      30 mxbackup.saix.net.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mx1.tiscali.co.za.      7200    IN      A       196.41.128.69
mxbackup.saix.net.      74232   IN      A       196.43.2.80

Regards
--
Marko



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