Help on not being able to deliver mail... ???

Ray Parrish crp at
Sat Mar 14 22:33:06 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Ray Parrish wrote:
>> Here is the error message from one of the bounce messages.
>>> This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:
>>> Other or undefined network or routing status
>>> Please reply to Postmaster at
>>> if you feel this message to be in error
>> Every email I send to her results in one of these error messages. I
>> guess it's not real iimportant since she always gets the mail, but it's
>> annoying to keep getting the bounce messages.
> Sorry, that one doesn't mean a thing to me.  Do the message headers in the
> bounce give a clue what mail program was used?
> "Other or undefined network or routing status" is a 440 or 540 return
> status, and since she gets the message, presumably 440 (transient, rather
> than permanent), but you'd probably need to know what software they're
> using at the other end to have a real clue what it is.
> If there's anything in the message or headers that tells you it is actually
> a transient error, I'd tend to write a filter to delete it unseen and
> forget about it.
Hello again,

Yeah, that's probably what I'll do. That being said, here are some of 
the headers which indicate the information you said to look for. The 
mail programs in use appear to be InterMail,, and imp05, with InterMail 
being the one at the last hop on the route there. It appears that it is 
indeed returning a 404 result.

> Received:
> from imp05 ([]) by (InterMail 
> vM. 201-2219-108-20080618) with ESMTP id 
> < at imp05>
> Reporting-MTA: dns;
> Arrival-Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 06:29:32 -0400
> Received-From-MTA: dns; imp05 (
> Final-Recipient: RFC822; <****diw at>
> Action: failed
> Status: 4.4.0
> X-Actual-Recipient: RFC822; <*****wizard at>
So, it appears that for some reason, the email address I am sending to, 
is not the same as the one she is receiving at I don't know why it is 
failing to arrive at her main email address, and is instead being 
forwarded [evidently] to her secondary address. Note that I have 
replaced a few of the characters in each of the addresses to keep from 
broadcasting her addresses to the group.

Oh well, I'll just creat a filter for those, and be done with it. 8-)

Later, Ray Parrish

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