On 01/29/09 16:08, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
> Daniel wrote:
>> One wonders what would have happened if you had mugged your email
>> address, Rostyslaw? The distant mail server would have replied with it's
>> error message, which could not be sent anywhere, which would have
>> generated an error message........
>> The Internet fills up with error messages not being sent anywhere!!
> if you get a popup message telling you there is a
> problem with an email address, then that message is
> coming from SM,
This is somewhat misleading. Yes, SeaMonkey is the one putting up
the dialog box, but in some cases, all it is doing is passing along
an error it received from the remote system. In the OP's case, the
message was coming from the SMTP server (the one SeaMonkey is using
to send the message).
> and you have to hunt and find which one
> is an error. It could be something like
> dan#whatever,com. Notice the errors in it. If you
> munged your return address, then you'll still see this
> message, as its coming from SM.
> If you sent a message, and a few days later you get a
> message saying that one of the address has problem,
> then it might tell you which one. That message is
> coming from from your email provider. If you had munged
> your return address, then you won't see any message, as
> it would go into smtp limbo, and actually show up in
> the smtp logs as an error.
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