Rejected e-mail Any Clues ?

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM
Wed Jul 23 15:10:54 IST 2003

The rejection is happening at the inbound sendmail layer, not in
MailScanner.  Are you using anything for sendmail access control besides the
access database (ORDB?)?  Made any changes to your hosts file,
/etc/nsswitch.conf, or /etc/resolv.conf files recently?  It seems to me I
bumped into exactly the same message recently but I can't remember what the
issue ended up being.  Seems like it was a goofy mistake on my part...
Sorry, hope it helps.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Denis Croombs [mailto:denis at CROOMBS.ORG]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:21 AM
>Subject: Rejected e-mail Any Clues ?
>An e-mail was rejected by 1 of my servers currently running MailScanner
>(latest version) and SpamAssassin 2.55 on a redhat 7.3 system
>with Sendmail,
>The returned e-mail is:-
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Info Avenue Internet Services [mailto:postmaster at InfoAve.Net]
>Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 5:16 AM
>To: spw0082 at
>Subject: Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed
>This report relates to a message you sent with the following
>header fields:
>  Message-id:
>  Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 06:15:49 -0400
>  From: Steve spw0082 at
>  To: Julie julie at
>  Subject: Meeting
>Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:
>  Recipient address: julie at
>  Reason: Server rejected MAIL FROM address.
>  Diagnostic code: smtp;550 5.7.1 Access denied
>  Remote system: dns;
>Action: failed
>Status: 5.0.0 (Server rejected MAIL FROM address.)
>Original-recipient: rfc822;julie at
>Final-recipient: rfc822;julie at
>Remote-MTA: dns;
>Diagnostic-code: smtp;550 5.7.1 Access denied
>**************End of returned message*****************
>In my sendmail (maillog) I have the following which are the
>only entries
>relating to the incoming domain & this e-mail address:-
>Jul 21 10:47:03 ns sendmail[22305]: h6L9l3322305: ruleset=check_relay,
>, arg2=,
>[], reject=550 5.7.1 Access denied
>Jul 21 10:47:04 ns sendmail[22305]: NOQUEUE:
>[] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during
>connection to MTA
>Jul 21 16:46:41 ns sendmail[5948]: h6LFke305948:
>from=<spw0082 at>,
>size=70816, class=0, nrcpts=1,
>KAAAAQAAAAGwBd8juOXkax2uIkOJdP, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA,
> []
>Jul 21 16:46:41 ns sendmail[5948]: h6LFke305948: to=<julie at>,
>delay=00:00:00, mailer=virthostmail, pri=100816, stat=queued
>Jul 21 16:46:42 ns MailScanner[31907]: New Batch: Scanning 1
>messages, 71369
>Jul 21 16:46:42 ns MailScanner[31907]: Spam Checks: Starting
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns MailScanner[31907]: Virus and Content
>Scanning: Starting
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns MailScanner[31907]: Uninfected: Delivered 1 messages
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns virthostmail[5956]: Chrooting to
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns sendmail[5958]: h6LFkiO05958:
>from=<spw0082 at>,
>size=71279, class=0, nrcpts=1,
>KAAAAQAAAAGwBd8juOXkax2uIkOJdP, proto=ESMTP, relay=root at localhost
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns sendmail[5954]: h6LFke305948: to=<julie at>,
>delay=00:00:03, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=virthostmail, pri=190816,
>, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (h6LFkiO05958 Message
>accepted for
>Jul 21 16:46:44 ns sendmail[5959]: h6LFkiO05958: to=<julie at>,
>delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=100014, dsn=2.0.0,
>All clues very welcome

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