>> From: Administrator_at_CECOS@ccmsmtp.CBCPH.NAVY.MIL
>> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: [PFW] Message not deliverable
> Are the headers in the error message telling me that the message was sent
> by owner-pfw to pfw (the list name)? If not why would the
> administrator_at_CECOS send an error message to the list? A network
> administrator and I have been working on this for the last two days and
> have not yet figured out why this is happening. I took out of the
> forwarded message the message it self. I hope someone can help and I
> thank you in advcance.
It looks like the braindead CCMail gateway is setting the "Reply-To:" to
be the same as the To: line, which causes any replies to be sent back to
It's also responding to the Reply-to: in the original message, instead
of the envelope header.
Take the person off the list, tell them to get a better gateway. Also,
find out which gateway it is, and yack at the developer if you have the
time. It's ridiculous code that makes some sort of sense in a
direct-mail-only environment, but misses the entire point of why things
are done the way they are.
Joe Rhett Systems Engineer
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