Craigslist emails not coming through on my server

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at
Wed Jan 3 19:02:22 UTC 2018

let me add one thing:

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 7:53 PM, Mark Moellering <
markmoellering at> wrote:

> Chris,
> What mail program are you using?  If I may, there are a few basics you
> should know before posting to this list.  Your type of question happens
> often, so I want to try and cover these basics.  I don't want you to think
> you shouldn't ask questions but you will get much better and more polite
> answers if a few basic rules are followed;

I'd strongly recommend Step zero: search for the error string using your
favourite search engine.


> Step one: go to the specific mailing list or forum for the offending
> application.  I would guess either, sendmail or dovecot.  There should be
> suggestions as to what log-files and config files should be included with
> errors.
> Step two: copy and paste the error and include any suggested files.  If you
> can't find that information, try to include all relevant config files, and
> including a portion of the log files surrounding and including the error
> can help as well.  Send this information in your post to the application
> forum / list [from Step One].  If you do this, you will get a much better
> and quicker response.
> Step three: If someone on the mail-daemon list [from step one] says that
> everything should work, and it could be something in the OS; Try and get a
> clear understanding of why they think it is the OS. Post to this list with
> everything that has transpired on the mail-daemon list.  Feel free to copy
> and paste an email thread.  Too much information is rarely a problem.  It
> is best to include an summary of everything you have done so far, and what
> lead you to post to this list.  Then, include config files, email threads,
> etc.
> This way, everyone knows what has already been tried.
> and because I feel for anyone setting up email server software, go through
> the documentation.  It could be that craigslist is not following all of the
> RFCs regarding email correctly, and you have to allow an incorrectly
> configured email server to connect to you.  When I set up this sort of
> software on FreeBSD, there were specific controls for allowing certain
> Microsoft applications to connect, as Microsoft was notorious for not
> following RFCs.
> Sincerely
> Mark Moellering
> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 12:39 PM, Chris Maness <chris at>
> wrote:
> > I try to reset my CL password, but I am not receiving emails and I am
> > receiving this message in the maillog: "
> >
> > Jan  3 09:31:54 ns1 sm-mta[81230]: w03HUpaV081230:
> > [] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN
> > during connection to IPv4
> >
> > "
> >
> > Not sure if this is a fail or a warning, and it is something I need to
> > fix or they need to fix.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
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Michael Schuster
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