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    I've been through the forum and not found anything that seems to help tie this problem down. I'm on VB 3.5.0 and recently moved to a server with Fedora Core 3. Mysql 4.1.15, php 4.4.1.. All seems well except, Qmail is being stupid for some reason.

    New user confirmations, subscribed thread notices are randomly (seemingly anyway) being queued and never sent. I've checked the board settings, they seem fine. Mailqueue is disabled. PHP is sent use localhost. The frustrating part is, it sends some of these sometimes.

    Any ideas what else to check into? Thanks.

  • #2
    Confirmation emails are sent immediately whether you are using the mail queue or not.

    Do test emails work?

    Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Diagnostics -> Email

    With the mail queue disabled, an intermittent problem would have to be the result of problems on either the sending or receiving end. For example, some spam filters will filter or block some vBulletin emails but not others.

    You might ask your host to check out your mail server too.

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    • #3
      Yep, test emails seem to work fine. As for the web host, well that would be me... It was all working fine on RHE3, but now the sites on FC3 both having qmail. It's sporadic and seems to be happening to certain users. There's nothing fancy about the group setup either so I'm not real sure what's up.

      Any idea where the qmail config file might be, I haven't found it yet. I suppose it could be a setting there.

      Thanks for the assistance.

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      • #4
        ok, I found the stupid log file.. thanks plesk.. anyway, maybe this will help shed some light on this problem. This is snapshot from the qmail log.
        Code:
        Jan  6 22:41:42 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608902.953254 delivery 68: deferral: 64.12.138.57_failed_after_I_sent_the_message./Remote_host_said:_421-:__(DNS:NR)__http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/421dnsnr.html/421_SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE/
        Jan  6 22:41:42 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608902.953310 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10412]: mail: all addreses are uncheckable - need to skip scanning (by deny mode)
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10412]: scan: the message(drweb.tmp.J7x6Yn) sent by [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] to [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] should be passed without checks, because contains uncheckable addresses
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608986.918333 new msg 4671585
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608986.918385 info msg 4671585: bytes 1084 from <[EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]> qp 10413 uid 48
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608986.925553 starting delivery 69: msg 4671585 to remote [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]
        Jan  6 22:43:06 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608986.925600 status: local 0/10 remote 1/20
        Jan  6 22:43:07 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608987.904189 delivery 69: success: 4.79.181.15_accepted_message./Remote_host_said:_250_ok_dirdel/
        Jan  6 22:43:07 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608987.904375 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20
        Jan  6 22:43:07 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608987.904428 end msg 4671585
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10430]: mail: all addreses are uncheckable - need to skip scanning (by deny mode)
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10430]: scan: the message(drweb.tmp.RtmrRj) sent by [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] to [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] should be passed without checks, because contains uncheckable addresses
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608988.764074 new msg 4671585
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608988.764126 info msg 4671585: bytes 1512 from <[EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]> qp 10431 uid 48
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608988.770474 starting delivery 70: msg 4671585 to remote [EMAIL="[email protected]"]Ka[email protected][/EMAIL]
        Jan  6 22:43:08 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608988.770514 status: local 0/10 remote 1/20
        Jan  6 22:43:09 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608989.323907 delivery 70: deferral: 205.188.158.121_failed_after_I_sent_the_message./Remote_host_said:_421-:__(DNS:NR)__http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/421dnsnr.html/421_SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE/
        Jan  6 22:43:09 ilsewitch qmail: 1136608989.323946 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10519]: mail: all addreses are uncheckable - need to skip scanning (by deny mode)
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail-queue: dwlib[10519]: scan: the message(drweb.tmp.ys7KXn) sent by [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] to [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] should be passed without checks, because contains uncheckable addresses
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail: 1136609017.387535 new msg 4671599
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail: 1136609017.387592 info msg 4671599: bytes 756 from <[EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]> qp 10520 uid 48
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail: 1136609017.391467 starting delivery 71: msg 4671599 to remote [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]
        Jan  6 22:43:37 ilsewitch qmail: 1136609017.391520 status: local 0/10 remote 1/20

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        • #5
          Hmm, I'm not sure what the problem is. You might post those logs to the Server Configuration forum to see if those guys have any opinion about it.

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          • #6
            I think we've narrowed it to invalid PTR records on the server side. Service like AOL won't accept the messages without a valid Reverse DNS Lookup which we didn't have setup correctly. Awaiting propogation right now to see if the ultimately fixes the problem. Thanks for the help though...

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