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Re: mutt/exim DNS problems?

Lester Ingber wrote:
> Pierre:
> Below is the log of the output.
> Thanks.
> lester

OK lester, there are a few interesting pieces of info.

You are using the dns server ""

It reports
DNS lookup of (MX) gave NO_DATA
DNS lookup of (A) succeeded in " :"? no (end of list)

i.e. has no special mailer exchange
but uses the regular address

I have verified that a mail server is responding at that
address. Its HELO name is 

checking status of
locking /var/spool/exim/db/retry.lockfile
locked /var/spool/exim/db/retry.lockfile
opened hints database /var/spool/exim/db/retry: flags=0
no message retry record
address match: subject=* pattern=* in "*"? yes (matched "*")
* in "*"? yes (matched "*")
retry time not reached: checking ultimate address timeout [] status = unusable

This means that there have been previous failures reaching and that exim won't even try for now.

There must be a switch to bypass that delay but simply
deleting /var/spool/exim/db/retry and running the test again
should do the trick.

Make a note of its ownership/permissions and restore them
after the test, because the file will be recreated under your
name, and no the one of the mailserver (SYSTEM, probably).


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