Rogier Maas wrote:
> Mats Dufberg wrote:
> > On 14 Nov 1999, Doug Alcorn wrote:
> > > I have a moderate mailing list of about 100 addresses. It seems that
> > > there is an "extra" address on the list that I don't know how to find.
> > > The address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. I have searched through the list,
> > > and don't have that address. In fact, I only have two addresses that
> > > are in the cs.com domain. Is this a known problem with majordomo?
> > > The address never changes, the numbers are always the same.
> > If it is not in the list, it is not there. If you have access to the
> > machine you could grep the list. Why do you think it is there?
> No: The E-Mail address is probably there, I've had the same problem. I
> received messages from my sendmail saying that E-Mail address
> <email@example.com> did not exist. When I checked the maillog, I saw
> majordomo was sending to that address. With every mail I sent to the
> list, I checked the maillog. That strange E-Mail address turned up
> everywhere, while it didn't exist in the list as a member!
> After a complete reinstall of majordomo I finally got rid of it. I once
> searched my entire filesystem for files containing that E-Mail address:
> no results.
> This is indeed a very strange problem I don't know the solution for, but
> should not be discarded with: 'If it is not in the list, it is not
> there.' It DOES exist, and we're not crazy. (strange enough!)
I'd guess that it's because someone has their mail forwarded somewhere. I had
the same thing happen, it took a bit of work to nail down which address was
the problem. Look carefully at the headers, you may find where the address
was relayed from the intended host to the one that's bouncing, then look for
that host in your list. Once you have a list of 'suspects', send them a test
message that says you're checking for valid addresses, then see what bounces.
Since you have a couple addresses in the same domain, I'd put them close to
the top of your 'suspect' list. Good luck!
Bryan Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org
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