Problems mailing FreeBSD Lists

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Tue Apr 20 09:50:50 PDT 2004

On Apr 20, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Ben Pratt wrote:

> Hello -
> I've been having problems recently sending e-mail to FreeBSD lists.  
> For some reason I'm able to receive messages without a problem but 
> when I try to send them I'm getting rejected by the list server.  I've 
> tried using Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 as well as MS Outlook 2003.
> I've been able to send in the past but I'm not sure if that was before 
> I switched from Outlook XP to Outlook 2003.
> Does anybody have any ideas as to why these clients wouldn't be able 
> to send??
> Thanks,
> Ben
> p.s. I'm sending this from a free OpenBSD shell that I've got.

I had problems recently and got them resolved; needed my DNS host to 
resolve back to what my SMTP MTA was claiming it's name was (which was 
the name of an internal server by host...) with the HELO command, as I 
recall.  A day or two later I'd get the note that my post was rejected; 
the admin for the mailing list said once my DNS was altered so "host 
<name>" reversed properly to the name given by my MTA I'd be okay.  Lo 
and behold, an hour later I was all fixed up and able to post.

anyway, what is the error you're getting in the bounce?

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