Disappearing email - could be OT

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Mon Feb 11 18:53:23 GMT 2013

Hi Steve,

It doesn't look unusual if the secondary checks for valid recipients
with the primary. What you may be seeing is just a broken smtp session
where the client disconnected at DATA or something upstream intercepted
it (another anti-spam system?).

If the secondary doesn't check with the primary to validate recipients,
then there must be more logs on the secondary.
"grep r1BGGT8J017339 /var/log/maillog" ?


On 2/11/2013 12:06 PM, Steve Campbell wrote:
> I'm seeing a problem from a couple of my servers. I have a primary 
> server for one of our domains, but I see emails coming through a 
> secondary server for this domain. The email that gets sent through the 
> secondary is relayed to the primary just fine.
> The problem is that the primary accepts the email and then disappears. I 
> see a line in my sendmail logs like the following:
> On the secondary:
> sendmail[17339]: r1BGGT8J017339: from=<xxxxxx at yyyyy.
> com>, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=1, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, 
> relay=173-219-91-250.s
> ta.suddenlink.net [] (may be forged)
> On the primary (relayed from the secondary above):
> sendmail[31249]: r1BGGZCZ031249: from=<debbie at kcprc.com>, size=0, 
> class=0, nrcpts=1, proto=SMTP, daemon=MTA, 
> relay=mailserver1.cnpapers.net []
> The logs above are for the same message. This is the only entries I see 
> for this email in both logs. The email isn't delivered, logged through 
> Mailscanner, and doesn't exist in the mqueue or mqueue.in directory.
> Has anyone seen this type of problem before? How did it get solved? Any 
> reason to believe there's a problem in  the processing database and how 
> do I discover this?
> thanks
> steve campbell
> Thanks for any

Ken Anderson
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