Bounced Mail Notice-But Mail Is Posted on List???

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Wed Sep 5 07:18:37 UTC 2007

James Takac wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 September 2007 11:00:45 Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> James Takac wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 04 September 2007 17:40:12 Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>>> I've got this bounce notice on the last two list postings using
>>>> Thunderbird:
>>>> This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
>>>> Delivery to the following recipients failed.
>>>>         ubuntu at
>>>> The source is: postmaster at iSS-Out
>>>> Subject: [Bulk] Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
>>>> Reporting-MTA: dns;iSS-Out
>>>> Received-From-MTA: dns;iSS-Out
>>>> Arrival-Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 03:20:45 -0400
>>>> Final-Recipient: rfc822;ubuntu at
>>>> Action: failed
>>>> Status: 5.7.1
>>>> Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for
>>>> ubuntu at
>>>> Followed by my reply which I saw on the archive URI.
>>>> Anyone know what's going on?  Anyone using Thunderbird have this
>>>> problem?
>>> Hi Leonard
>>> Not sure but guessing the email is also going to the addy which is
>>> bouncing. Maybe being sent via the list or maybe cc/bcc to them? It's
>>> definately not the list address that's bouning so I don't think the prob
>>> is your end re that. Maybe check the msgs in your sent folder to see if
>>> any were sent to the addy in Q
>>> James
>>> PS
>>> Just took another look at the error and see the unable to relay bit.
>>> Sounds like the post is being relayed to that addy and it's bouncing. As
>>> you're the source of the mail, you get the failure notice. It's not an
>>> error on your part
>> Thanks James for the info.  Never saw a bounce message from somewhere I
>> didn't send to.  Full headers showed only one address for the sent
>> messages: 85.198.185])	by with esmtp (Exim 4.60)
>> (envelope-from <p3nndrag0n at>) id 1ISiIC-000829-3l	for
>> ubuntu-users at; Wed, 05 Sep 2007 00:58:48 +0100
>> "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
>> <ubuntu-users at>
>> The headers for your message took up the whole screen and I couldn't
>> read it all because it removed the scroll bar.  Your explanation sounds
>> good but just wonder how my message gets sent to somewhere I didn't send
>> unless it's a mail transfer site, then the message shouldn't have gotten
>> through to list.  Very strange.  Thanks again for the info,
>> Len
> Hi Len
> It's likely the addy in Q is subbed to the list you sent to. And of course it 
> got relayed to it. Since it bounced for whatever reason you ended up with the 
> bounce notification as the originator of the post. That'd be my understanding 
> of what has happened. Prob just set a filter to filter out that addy and you 
> wont see it again
> James
Ahhh, now I understand after your and an OP comment.  It help when one 
understands, sorry for being so dense.
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