I received the below bounce from the [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list tonight,
at about 10PM EST.

please note i have obfuscated all email addresses slightly.
also note that I have been receiving mail fine from vchkpw, and havnt
modified my configuration recently.

the bounce my system sent was:

"user does not exist, but will deliver to
message is looping /home/vpopmail/domains/jeremykister.co/jeremy/Maildir/
mail is looping"

I am quite stumped on why my mailserver bounce this.  I immediately sent an
email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] from an outside account, and it was
received perfectly --  the fact that I've received this double-bounce shows
that my configuration is working.

I keep 8 rotations of 1MB qmail-send logs, and I dont have any record of
'mail is looping' in any of them.
the only [probable] record i have of this message is:
max> grep 129277 /var/log/qmail/current | tai64nlocal
2003-10-18 21:58:08.502764500 starting delivery 129277: msg 30572 to local
2003-10-18 21:58:09.792902500 delivery 129277: success:

which seems to say that the delivery was successful.

i have a .qmail-vpopmail file which places mail in my "jeremy" maildir.  my
.qmail-default also does this (among other things).  I do not have a
jeremy/.qmail file.

max> ls -ld .qmail-vpopmail .qmail-default jeremy/.qmail
jeremy/.qmail: No such file or directory
-rw-r-----   1 vpopmail vchkpw       133 Oct  1 03:58 .qmail-default
-rw-r-----   1 vpopmail vchkpw       107 Mar 26  2003 .qmail-vpopmail

before receiving this bounce, the last message my MUA has received from the
vpopmail list was 2003/10/18 4:18AM EST from Sigmund Gudvangen titled "Re:
[vchkpw] Multi domain bounce message handling"

the best working theory i had was that since qmail-02.nntx.net NFS mounts
/home/vpopmail/domains, then perhaps the share was unavailable for some
time, but that theory was quickly proven not to hold water because:
 1] the system would have sat and waited until the share did come on-line
before doing anything
 2] not only would the .qmail-vpopmail not be available, but .qmail-default
wouldnt have been either

any ideas?  this greatly worries me.

Jeremy Kister

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 11:12 PM
Subject: ezmlm warning

Received: (qmail 14139 invoked by uid 1010); 19 Oct 2003 01:58:07 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO ns1.inter7.com) (
  by max.nntx.net with SMTP; 19 Oct 2003 01:58:07 -0000
Received: (qmail 7722 invoked by uid 511); 19 Oct 2003 03:12:06 -0000
Mailing-List: contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]; run by ezmlm
Date: 19 Oct 2003 03:12:06 -0000
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Subject: ezmlm warning

Hi! This is the ezmlm program. I'm managing the
[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list.

 I'm working for my owner, who can be reached

 Messages to you from the vchkpw mailing list seem to
have been bouncing. I've attached a copy of the first bounce
message I received.

If this message bounces too, I will send you a probe. If the probe bounces,
I will remove your address from the vchkpw mailing list,
without further notice.

I've kept a list of which messages from the vchkpw mailing list have
bounced from your address.

Here are the message numbers:


 --- Enclosed is a copy of the bounce message I received.

Return-Path: <>
Received: from unknown (HELO qmail-02.nntx.net) (
   by evanston.inter7.com with SMTP; 7 Oct 2003 09:27:59 -0000
Received: (qmail 25216 invoked for bounce); 7 Oct 2003 08:13:56 -0000
Date: 7 Oct 2003 08:13:56 -0000
Subject: failure notice

 Hi. This is the qmail-send program at qmail-02.nntx.net.
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.

user does not exist, but will deliver to
message is looping /home/vpopmail/domains/jeremykister.co/jeremy/Maildir/
mail is looping

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

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