Strange thunderbird sending problem... [solved]
talbotscott at cox.net
Fri Aug 12 16:29:02 UTC 2005
Duncan Lithgow wrote:
> Tony Nelson wrote:
>> At 7:31 PM +0200 8/11/05, Duncan Lithgow wrote:
>>> I've started getting this error in thunderbird, I thought I'd ask if
>>> anyone has seen this before...
>>> "An error occured while sending mail. The mail server responded:
>>> user. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Mail
>>> preferences and try again."
>>> It only happend sometimes and I'm not sure what the pattern is. Anyone
>>> have an idea, and no it's not my Mail preference - it works fine
>>> most of
>>> the time.
>>> SElinux is disabled, and setting smtp as a trusted service didn't help
>>> (i've set it back again)
>> I expect that you aren't sending through your own SMTP server, but
>> a server provided by your ISP or MSP. This might be an authentication
>> issue with them. In my case, I'm using (the default) POP before SMTP
>> where if I've checked mail "recently", I'm allowed to send mail. If I
>> haven't checked mail "recently" I get a scary error message that I'm
>> If you are using some more sophisticated authentication, such as SMTP
>> this probably isn't your problem.
>> TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
>> ' <http://www.georgeanelson.com/>
> I've found the problem. Oddly enough it's one of the addresses in the
> email I tried to send. Why it didn't just send them all out and let me
> collect the bounced failures I don't know... I've spoken to the guy
> with the address and got a valid address from him.
> Still, odd problem.
I wonder if the "problem" isn't your mail provider (ISP?). Perhaps
the address you had was so mal-formed that the ISP cold make no sense of
it, and bounced the entire transaction. I think that would happen if,
for instance you had no "@" in the address, which is different than
having an address that looks complete, but does not exist ( in this case
the ISP would not find out about the address 'til the mail was bounced).
More information about the users