slightly OT; DNS and mail config...

Jay Moore jaymo at
Sun Mar 28 13:04:22 PST 2004

On Sunday 28 March 2004 02:29 pm, Gary Kline wrote:

> 	For the past N days, mail sent to private individuals
> 	seems to be bounced.  Mail fom this list, however,
> 	and spam (of course :-|) gets through.
> 	I just updated my registrar data and cut a secondary that
> 	may have been causing problems.  The only "hint" is from
> 	a networking student who said that typing "reply" got a
> 	bounce while sending mail to "kline at" (note: no 't')
> 	worked.
> 	Any ideas on this?

either your DNS records are/were hosed, or your MTA is mis-config'd.

Try to scope out your DNS records, and remember that 
changes take some time to propogate.

Is your MTA sendmail, exim, or what? Are you set up to use a smart host to 
relay outgoing mail, or are you sending from your host? Are you receiving on 
your host, or POP'ing/IMAP'ing another host?

Jay Moore

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