>At any rate the problem I'm
>having is with BITNET users on my mailing list. They *all* bounced last
>night. I'm wondering if there was some sudden shift from BITNET
>address to the Internet-style equivalents.
How does your system route mail to bitnet? If you're not directly connected,
then it must be via a gateway. Did you try asking the gateway operator?
Bitnet *is* going away in the near future. Cornell, for example, is shooting
for a September 1 disconnect.
>Do all BITNET sites have
Not necessarily, but if they want to stay connected they will soon.
>On May 1, we are told that
> The old-style e-mail addresses of userid@uoguelph (does not
> include the .ca) or userid@remotesite.BITNET will no longer work
> as of May 1st, 1994
>I took that to mean that we could not receive mail to our bitnet
>address (which we don't use) but that we could still send. Perhaps
>that's not true. Here are all the errors I'm getting:
>>>> RCPT To:<name%pucc.BITNET@vm.uoguelph.ca>
><<< 550 Host 'pucc.BITNET' Unknown
>550 firstname.lastname@example.org... User unknown
>of course, the pucc part is quite varied, including a whole range
>of bitnet sites.
>I'm still not sure if the problem is something being turned off at Guelph
>or something "out there"
Apparently vm.uoguelph.ca is the gateway you've been using and it's stopped
working. Ask them if it's permanent or accidental. If permanent you need
to move to a different gateway.