Skip to content

Obedient mailserver

There's this one mailbox which i read by using IMAP (means: i don't control the mailserver nor the server-side spamfilter). Two month ago a misconfigured server (not this one with the IMAP mailbox) was abused to send spam around the world. Nothing new so far, happens all the time. The sender of this spam mails was faked - and the email address of my imap mailbox was used in the return address. Nothing new too. Also well known: most of the spam could not reach the designated recipient and the mail is dropped by the mailserver.

Not this one, this server is very obedient.

For two month the mailserver is trying to deliver this mail. And for two month i'm getting notifies that this mail cannot be delivered:

Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 72 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 96 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 120 hours
144, 168, 216, 240, 264, 288, 312, 336, 360, 384, 408, 432, 456, 480, 504, 528, 624, 648, 672, 696, 744, 768, 840, 888, 912, 936, 984, 1056, 1080, 1224, 1320, 1368 ...
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 1512 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 1536 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 1560 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 1584 hours
Warning: message 1Kb11H-0005ne-Mt delayed 1704 hours

Yes, 1704 hours is more than two month.

So if by any chance someone from "minidedicated.com" is ever reading this posting: check your damned "server13" and get rid of the mails in the queue!

  • Twitter
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • FriendFeed
  • Digg Obedient mailserver
  • Bloglines Obedient mailserver
  • Technorati Obedient mailserver
  • Fark this: Obedient mailserver
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at YahooMyWeb
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at Furl.net
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at reddit.com
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at blinklist.com
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at Spurl.net
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at Simpy.com
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver at blogmarks
  • Bookmark Obedient mailserver with wists
  • wong it!
  • Bookmark using any bookmark manager!
  • Stumble It!
  • Identi.ca

Cron mails from root@localhost

If your cron keeps sending mails from root@localhost (which is bad, if the mails are forwarded to another system), check your mailserver settings. In Postfix, your $myhostname setting should point to an existing and valid domainname.


If you are using cron-apt on Debian/Ubuntu, don't forget to install the mailx package.

  • Twitter
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • FriendFeed
  • Digg Cron mails from root@localhost
  • Bloglines Cron mails from root@localhost
  • Technorati Cron mails from root@localhost
  • Fark this: Cron mails from root@localhost
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at YahooMyWeb
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at Furl.net
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at reddit.com
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at blinklist.com
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at Spurl.net
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at Simpy.com
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost at blogmarks
  • Bookmark Cron mails from root@localhost with wists
  • wong it!
  • Bookmark using any bookmark manager!
  • Stumble It!
  • Identi.ca