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Bouncing mail

 
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Bouncing mail

Is there anything I can do on VMS level to prevent getting following answer of the mail server (7.3 + tcp 5.3 eco 2)? As I understand it, something is permanently wrong on the mail server. But I want eretries for at least 1 day before getting this message (now not even 2 hours).

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: VERPENDING
Sent: 04-Jun-08 07:15

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

XXXXXXXX on 04-Jun-08 09:09
Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified. Please retry or contact your administrator.


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Walter Miller_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Bouncing mail

If I understand your question correctly use

tcpip set config smtp /interval= xxxxx

to set the timeout intervals.

The options are

"initial" how long you wait before making a second attempt

"retry" time to wait between retries starting with the second attempt

"maximum" amount of time allowed for all retries.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Bouncing mail

Are thgese timeouts sent with the mail ?
I thought they were used when VMS tried to contact the mail server (e.g. when the maiol server is down).

Here are my settings (default I think). Nothing like 2 hours.

Timeout Initial Mail Receipt Data Terminate
Send: 5 5 5 3 10
Receive: 5

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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Bouncing mail

To be more clear : the mail was sent at 7:15 and was accepted by the mail server. The mailserver bounced it 1h50 later by sending the mail above.

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Walter Miller_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Bouncing mail

I misunderstood your question. You are correct your mail server delivered to the MX server. The retries and timeouts for the MX server control mail delivery once it receives your mail. I do not know of a way to get the MX server to honor the originating servers retries and timeouts.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Bouncing mail

I was hoping on some kind of mail header setting.

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