I'm getting message loops with syslog entries like:

Nov 17 17:38:42 t2 qmail: 1037576322.944319 delivery 8043: failure: 
/var/vpopmail/domains/thomasons.org,,thomasons.org/message_is_looping_/mail_is_looping/

...whenever mail is sent to a non-existent ID at my domain.

I've been using qmail for SMTP and local mail delivery for myself for 
several years now, and vpopmail on top of that for my wife. This has 
all lived on my combo NAT/mail/djbdns/web server. I recently added a 
gee-whiz workstation for myself behind that server and decided I 
wanted a "pure virtual" domain, where all email destined to me 
([EMAIL PROTECTED]), any administrative messages on my various 
linux boxes, any extended addresses (like scott-jobsearch@...), or 
any other misspellings should be destined for my single account, 
"scott" under the vpopmail domain "thomasons.org". That way I could 
pick it up via POP onto my new workstation. 

Because I also plan to soon implement Courier-IMAP, I needed to 
upgrade vpopmail anyway. I reinstalled the latest versions of qmail 
and vpopmail. Everything works great as long as a defined email 
address is specified, but as the following example illustrates, when 
I sent mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" from my yahoo account, 
everything falls apart. 

I have all my qmail/aliases/* set to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]", including 
.qmail-default. I have an uneasy suspicion that the problem lies 
thereabouts, but I'm not sure how to achieve the effect I want 
without doing it that way.

I think I'm pretty close...ideas? FYI, I want my vpopmail accounts to 
work with qmail extended addresses, and have compiled vpopmail that 
way. Any pointers are greatly appreciated!
---scott

Message excerpt:
==============
Return-Path: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Received: (qmail 18845 invoked by uid 511); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:05 -0000
Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
(null)Delivered-To: 
Received: (qmail 18842 invoked for bounce); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:05 -0000
Date: 17 Nov 2002 22:10:05 -0000
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at thomasons.org.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following 
addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<@thomasons.org>:
/var/vpopmail/domains/thomasons.org,,thomasons.org
message is looping 
mail is looping

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Received: (qmail 18840 invoked by uid 511); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:05 -0000
Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
(null)Delivered-To: 
Received: (qmail 18830 invoked for bounce); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:04 -0000
Date: 17 Nov 2002 22:10:04 -0000
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at thomasons.org.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following 
addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<@thomasons.org>:
/var/vpopmail/domains/thomasons.org,,thomasons.org
message is looping 
mail is looping

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Received: (qmail 18827 invoked by uid 511); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:04 -0000
(null)Delivered-To: 
Received: (qmail 18824 invoked from network); 17 Nov 2002 22:10:04 
-0000
Received: from web11303.mail.yahoo.com (216.136.131.206)
  by dsl2-09018-wi.customer.centurytel.net with SMTP; 17 Nov 2002 
22:10:04 -0000
Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Received: from [209.206.215.38] by web11303.mail.yahoo.com via HTTP; 
Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:10:02 PST
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:10:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Thomason <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: t7
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

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