In message <9407202032.AA14186@ig1.att.att.com>,
Deborah A Hamilton +1 908 949 9459 writes:
>Some users are posting mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to
>do subscribes, request help, indexes, etc. The message gets
>processed but the response that gets sent to the user is
>not delivered due to a syntax error.
>The error message that comes back is (Note: owner-graph-ti is aliased
>> From: email@example.com
>> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 09:32:00 1994
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: smtp mail failed
>> Status: R
>> Your mail to UNCCVM.UNCC.EDU is undeliverable.
>> ---------- diagnosis ----------
>> <<< 501 Syntax Error. Unexpected Token '@'
>> ---------- unsent mail ----------
>>From email@example.com Tue Jul 19 09:31:58 EDT 1994
>> remote from ds
What the heck is a From (not from: line) doing in here. This implies
that is was delivered to somebody's mailbox before it was bounced back
to you. I could see sendmail or any other rfc822 agent having a
problem with this line. It looks like the pup took a uucp hop, and it
has that wierd "remote from" crap.
>This particular error is happening with a few other ids and if it
>occurs to an id, it then occurs consistantly: the requesting id can
>not get a response from a majordomo command because of the "Unexpected
>Token" error any time it sends a message to majordomo. However -
>it doesn't happen to ALL the ids.
By id, do you mean user id all at the same site, or by id do you mean
email address? If the former, I would say that something is
munging majordomo's reply message.
Try setting up the majordomo command to send a carbon copy of the
message to a local mail drop so you can see the message as it goes
out. The easiest way would be to change the To: line in &sendmail
defined in the file majordomo.pl to read:
To: majordomo-drop, $to
then set up the alias majordomo-drop to use the majordomo wrapper and
an archive program and away you go.
Senior Systems Consultant (SERL Project) University of Massachusetts at Boston
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) Boston, MA, (617) 287-6480
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