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Old 06-22-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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Im rejected by server when sending mail


I am currently working at a Chinese University and am having problems sending mail messages through Kontact (and outlook express previously). I recieve the following error message (or variant)

Sending failed:
Message sending failed since the following recipients were rejected by the server: (The server responded: "RBL rejection: the local postmaster has forbidden access ->")
The message will stay in the 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem (e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder.
The following transport protocol was used: Laowai
Do you want me to continue sending the remaining messages?
Further investigation showed the Uni network/ip address is on the SPEWS list (arghhh!!!!!!) as are all the surrounding ip addresses.

I dont want to be punished for the slackness of China Telecom and the beer swilling, cigarette smoking system admins here who smile sweetly, offer me a fag and say �so sorry�.....

Is there a way to send mail through a proxy server to avoid this problem?

Using webmail is a pain and I did pay for my E-mail address too!

Hope in advance

The Monkey

P4 2.6GHz
Mandrake 10.1 Official
KDE 3.3.2
Kontact 1.0.2
Old 06-23-2005, 05:49 AM   #2
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I haven't used Kontact, but if it supports proxies then you could use tor and Privoxy to send the email I think. tor =, privoxy =
Old 06-23-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Got partway through but have stumbled on dependencies

checking for libevent in /usr/local/lib... no
configure: error:
Tor requires libevent to build.  You can download the latest
version of libevent from
[root@localhost tor-]#
I have installed libevent via RPMDrake but it installs in a different location, I am unsure how to point tor to the correct location.

Also tried the source but unable to unpack in in Ark and at the command line due to error in the source package

Any ideas?

The monkey
Old 06-24-2005, 04:02 AM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
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Try running:
./configure --help
And post results.

Look for something that refers to libevent, might say something like "--with-libevent-prefix=" If it's there, try ./configure again with that argument but add the path to where libevent is installed after the equals sign.

Would look something like:
./configure --with-libevent-prefix=/usr/lib
/usr/lib is just an example, you will need to find out exactly where it was actually installed, but more than likely it will be /usr/lib


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