[ale] A Mail Question

Robert L. Harris Robert.Harris at lizard.fsn.twcable.com
Tue Oct 1 10:17:58 EDT 1996

> I've looked into the documentation I have & that I know exists, and I've asked
> my ISP for some help (but haven't gotten the right individual, they claim they
> have someone who can help), but no success so far. If anyone here has
> suggestions, I'd really appreciate them.
> OF the individuals I exchange e-mail with (about 15), _one_ no longer seems to
> go through, but gets stuck in my linux/sendmail mail spool until it expires.
> The rest transmit fine (other wise you wouldn't be reading this 8-)). The two
> part question I have is what is going on here, and how do I fix it?
> I'm running a Caldera CND 1.0 release upgraded to RedHat 3.0.3 on a '486 with
> 20meg RAM. I run a PPP connection over a 14.4 modem to the ISP. I don't recall
> modifying any of sendmail's configuration files.
> --Q-ID-- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient------------
> SAA01396      215 Mon Sep 30 18:45 tfreeman
>                  (host map: lookup (kenyon.edu): deferred)
> 				   freemanv at kenyon.edu
> KAA00380     2432 Sat Sep 28 10:44 tfreeman
>                  (host map: lookup (kenyon.edu): deferred)
> 				   freemanv at kenyon.edu
> --WAA01961.844138000/tfreeman.vnet.net
>    ----- The following addresses have delivery notifications -----
> freemanv at kenyon.edu  (transient failure)
>     ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>  451 freemanv at kenyon.edu... kenyon.edu: Name server timeout
>  Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
>  Will keep trying until message is 5 days old

Your problem is that the domain can't be found:

nslookup kenyon.edu

*** No address (A) records available for kenyon.edu

It could be that their primary name server is screwed up,
or they may have changed ip's, if they had an existing system
already.  Double check your target's domain or get his IP


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