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Email probs- Mail delivery failed,

September 12, 2007 at 03:44:34
Specs: Win XP Pro, n/a

I use Outlook Express and WinXP Pro. Now and then I receive emails from "Mail Delivery System" saying an email could not be sent, and the email is being returned to me. Here's part of the message (with email address removed):

"This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
xxxxxx@xxxx.com
host lookup did not complete: retry timeout exceeded".

Before this I get similar emails with this message:

"This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its
recipients after more than 72 hours on the queue on smtp1.global.net.uk.
The message identifier is: xxxxxxx
The subject of the message is: Re: xxxx
The date of the message is: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 23:32:17 +0100

The address to which the message has not yet been delivered is:

xxxxxx@xxxx.com
Delay reason: host lookup did not complete

No action is required on your part. Delivery attempts will continue for
some time, and this warning may be repeated at intervals if the message
remains undelivered. Eventually the mail delivery software will give up,
and when that happens, the message will be returned to you."

Can anyone tell me what these messages mean please? Thanks.



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#1
September 12, 2007 at 04:09:52

Most likely you have a bad email address or you entered it wrong.

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#2
September 12, 2007 at 04:11:08

The answer to the notation A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients is either (1) the address you tried to send it to was misspelled, or (2) the address no longer exists.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#3
September 12, 2007 at 04:12:21

OOppppsss here we go again - another collision LOL Good morning OtheHille :-)

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
September 12, 2007 at 04:12:48

No, the email address was correct. I checked that as soon as I saw the message.

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#5
September 12, 2007 at 04:14:34

In that case there's a third reason rarely cited - the domain itself isn't accepting mail at the moment. If the mail is urgent, go the old fashion way - call the recipient or send it by landmail.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#6
September 12, 2007 at 05:08:38

Or, the Domain you're sending from is blocked by that recipient's Domain.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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