Strange mail problem, no errors, and no mail
I have a system connected to a cable modem. It was able to send mail fine for some time, then it suddenly stoped working. I can't seem to find what is wrong. I sent an email with the -v option and it looks like it is connecting OK. I'm not getting any returned emails.
Output below: (changed the system name to xxxx)
[jadams@xxxx jadams]$ mail -v firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com... Connecting to mail.attbi.com. via relay...
220 rwcrmhc51.attbi.com ESMTP server (InterMail vM.4.01.03.27 201-229-121-127-20010626) ready Tue, 27 Aug 2002 01:21:32 +0000
>>> EHLO xxxx.ne2.client2.attbi.com
250 SIZE 10485760
>>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=41
250 Sender <email@example.com> and extensions (SIZE=41) Ok
>>> RCPT To:<firstname.lastname@example.org>
250 Recipient <email@example.com> Ok
354 Ok Send data ending with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
250 Message received: 20020827012133.NFLE14185.rwcrmhc51.a...ent2.attbi.com
firstname.lastname@example.org... Sent (Message received: 20020827012133.NFLE14185.rwcrmhc51.a...ent2.attbi.com)
Closing connection to mail.attbi.com.
221 rwcrmhc51.attbi.com ESMTP server closing connection
HDD ran out of space? I got such a weird problem once ... :)
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 1715588 1115300 513140 69% /
none 63112 0 63112 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1 3557744 1410012 1967004 42% /usr
Any other ideas? I'm stumped.
i am having a similar problem, but on a windoze box. ( i know its a different OS but it could be worth a try )
just as a test, send an email to your box with a certain word, for example a single word in an email, something like, 'foobar' and then search your mail queue folder for a file containg the word.
( i am not sure what email thing your using so i will presume you have a mail queue )
if there is a file with it in then its getting there, and you have a poblem on the box, if its not, then you could have a dns problem for example
The software i use is mailgaer from symantec, they suggest delete the entire contents of my mail queue ( stop the service/process first ) due to a bug that causes a loop, if you delete the postmaster account then send an email to a user that does not exist it bounces from the non existant user to the non existant post master account and back to the other non existant account. or a mis configured host address on the server
any who as this is going on the mail queue builds up and causes the service/process to die
if you send me your email addr i can send you a test email to see if its getting there, over the past few months i have had my fair share of email problems!
No log information gave me the answer, but I found a change in master.cf:
the smtp service was limited to max 2 processes. Can't work obviously....
Anyone knows about this? hacker? bug in postfix?
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