On Thursday 06 September 2007 01:18:32 am Rick Widmer wrote: > Alessio Cecchi wrote: > > I'm using vpopmail 5.4.20 with vpopmaild enable. > > > > When i add an alias from a telnet session: > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~$ telnet mail.pippo.com 89 > > Trying 188.8.131.52... > > Connected to mail.pippo.com. > > Escape character is '^]'. > > +OK > > login [EMAIL PROTECTED] XXXXXXXXX > > +OK+ > > vpopmail_dir /home/vpopmail > > domain_dir /home/vpopmail/domains/pippo.com > > [...] > > no_maildrop 0 > > system_admin_privileges 0 > > . > > add_alias [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > +OK > > quit > > +OK > > Connection closed by foreign host. > > > > After i'm unable to send e-mail to the alias: > > > > Hi. This is the qmail-send program at s1.pippo.com. > > 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. > > > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > Sorry, I couldn't find any host named server.com?. (#5.1.2) > > > > --- Below this line is a copy of the message. > > > > [...] > > > > @4000000046dea9ab22704ab4 delivery 2089: failure: > > Sorry,_I_couldn't_find_any_host_named_server.com?._(#5.1.2)/ > > @4000000046dea9ab22738ea4 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20 > > > > > > Please note the problem of the domain name: > > > > server.com?. > > That is where you told it to send mail received by [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > > add_alias [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] > I think he's obscuring the real domain name, but the key here is the '?' after "server.com" and before the final '.' - it's how qmail indicates a funky character IIRC.
> > Why this? > > server.com doesn't have any MX records, so qmail can't find a host to > send the message to. > But it does have an A record, so if he really was trying to send to "server.com", qmail should have responded with a "can't establish an SMTP connection" message instead. > > Could be the problem relate to the "<crlf>" of the telnete session? > > No. I agree that it's unlikely, but maybe something else is happening. But I agree that the original poster needs to provide more info, preferably without hiding anything (other than passwords), so we can diagnose it better. Also, the output of valias showing the alias, and perhaps the actual alias DB dump showing it would be helpful too... Josh -- Joshua Megerman SJGames MIB #5273 - OGRE AI Testing Division You can't win; You can't break even; You can't even quit the game. - Layman's translation of the Laws of Thermodynamics [EMAIL PROTECTED]