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  1. #1

    qmail deferred error???

    Hi to all,

    Can anyone tell me if I need to disregard this email? I'm using qmail by the way.

    Here is the error:

    Connected to but greeting failed
    Remote host said: 421 message from (x.x.x.x) temporarily deferred -4.16.50. Please refer to (yahoo site/defer.html)
    I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.

    From what I understand, this means that this email is being delayed or not delivered and will retry. My queuelifetime is 28800 meaning 8 hours (am i correct). So, can anyone tell me if this is normal in qmail and just wait to retry?

    I'm so sorry I'm newbie in network admninistration. Just need a confirmation and any suggestion to expert people around here

    Thx :P

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie objuan's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    Yahoo will reject mail for many reseasons
    421is given if you send to much mail at once to yahoo clients the yahoo mail server thinks your Spamming .
    Yahoo mail and Aol mail servers usually give you a web link to resolve the problem. the mesage they have given you " Please refer to (yahoo site/defer.html)"

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