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Subject: Re: unknown mailer error xy ?
From: Mike Northam <mbn @ SSD . intel . com>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 95 08:06:36 PDT
To: gkaefer @ alpin . glas . apc . org
Cc: majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <199504040942.LAA14114@alpin.glas.apc.org>
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>>>>> In article <199504040942.LAA14114@alpin.glas.apc.org>, Georg Kaefer <gkaefer@alpin.glas.apc.org> writes:

Georg> During the few days I'm on the list I recognized comparable questions 
Georg> about messages like "unknown mailer error xx".

Georg> In the majordomo-readme, chapter 2.3 error messages, infos about
Georg> "unknown mailer error 5" can be found. I've (and it seems others too) to 
Georg> struggle with "unknown mailer error 1".

Georg> ? What does this error code mean?
Georg> ? Which other error codes are known?

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From: Brendan Bouffler <brendan@comms.unsw.EDU.AU>
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Subject: /bin/mail error flags
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On Fri, 20 Jan 1995 rik.harris@vifp.monash.edu.au wrote:

> I know it's an old message, but
> 
> There doesn't seem to be anything in the FAQ about the "unknown mailer
> error <n>", even though they can be really annoying to new mail
> administrators.  While not that frequently asked, perhaps this could go
> into the FAQ?

Well, assuming you're using someone's hack of /bin/mail to do your local
mail delivery (most sendmails do):

#define E_FLGE   1       /* flge error */
#define E_FILE   2       /* file error */
#define E_SPACE  3       /* no space */
#define E_FRWD   4       /* cannot forward */
#define E_SYNTAX 5       /* syntax error */
#define E_FRWL   6       /* forwarding loop */
#define E_SNDR   7       /* invalid sender */
#define E_USER   8       /* invalid user */
#define E_FROM   9       /* too many From lines */
#define E_PERM   10      /* bad permissions */
#define E_MBOX   11      /* mbox problem */
#define E_TMP    12      /* temporary file problem */
#define E_DEAD   13      /* Cannot create dead.letter */
#define E_UNBND  14      /* Unbounded forwarding */
#define E_LOCK   15      /* cannot create lock file */
#define E_GROUP  16      /* no group id of 'mail' */
#define E_MEM    17      /* malloc failure */
#define E_FORK   18      /* could not fork */
#define E_PIPE   19      /* could not pipe */
#define E_OWNR   20      /* invoker does not own mailfile */
#define E_SMAIL  21      /* can't call sendmail */

This _might_ be of help (unfortunately, so many vendors brain-damage
the vanilla /bin/mail because they want to add their own vendor-specific
bugs/features.... 90% of the time, though, this list is pretty well on the
mark.

-- brendan
   Network Engineer, Communications Unit, UNSW
   brendan@unsw.EDU.AU +61 2 385 1111



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