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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Thu 06-Jul-17 15:37:22
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Email delayed message


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An email delayed message.

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its
recipients after more than 24 hours on the queue on beryllium.cloudhosting.co.uk.

Does this suggest that the email is 'stuck' whilst enroute to the destination address. Or that the destination address doesn't exist?

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 06-Jul-17 16:09:07
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My guess is that the domain has a valid MX record but for some reason the server isn't currently accepting messages.
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Thu 06-Jul-17 16:26:05
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Thanks. I'll wait and see what happens.


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Standard User caffn8me
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 06-Jul-17 16:26:22
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Your email is stuck en route. The mail server currently attempting to send it will keep trying to deliver to the recipient's mail server, typically for a few days.

If the recipient's mail server doesn't accept the message before the timeout, you'll get another message saying that the mail delivery failed completely.

Sarah

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Thu 06-Jul-17 16:27:12
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Thanks for that Sarah.

Standard User 961a
(member) Thu 06-Jul-17 16:52:53
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In reply to a post by wingco1:
An email delayed message.

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its
recipients after more than 24 hours on the queue on beryllium.cloudhosting.co.uk.

Does this suggest that the email is 'stuck' whilst enroute to the destination address. Or that the destination address doesn't exist?


If the address didn't exist it is likely that you would have been told

One reason could be that the server at the recipients end is not accepting the email because it is too large, typically over 5mb
Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 06-Jul-17 17:35:30
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In reply to a post by ian72:
My guess is that the domain has a valid MX record but for some reason the server isn't currently accepting messages.
Another possibility is that the server is having technical difficulties. I recently had problems with BT internet. It was because their servers often open two or three SMTP connections just to send one message and for some reason my server was configured to only allow a single connection per server.

I've no idea why BT's email provider is doing that. They don't do anything with the extra connection(s). And it doesn't really make sense that they drop all the connections just because my server refused some of them.

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Edited by Andrue (Thu 06-Jul-17 17:35:56)

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