Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    qmail receiving emails error


    I have problems receiving emails. I get this error message:

    Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
    I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
    This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

    can not open new email file errno=28 file=/usr/home/vpopmail/domains/,S=2849

    Please advise what I should do as this is the first time I'm getting such error.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    This could be a DNS error, with your own mail server unable to resolve the domain to which the email is to be sent. Check that your DNS server is working i.e make sure your /etc/resolv.conf either points to your local DNS server, or that you're ISP dns server is working.

    It could also be generated by the remote mail server, perhaps the user is not available. Check the address that you're sending too - it could be that the user may have been deleted or you may have made a simple typo with the email address.
    Linux user #126863 - see

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts