Hi, I'm running 2.99.56-pre9 taken from CVS on September 3. A customer showed to me a bounce (alas, on paper) generated by thiz zmailer which was rather weird. It was a failure report "Returned mail: see the transcript [FAILED(1)]" However, the Status was "2.0.0" (OK, IIRC) and the Diagnostic-Code was "250 (OK)". I don't understand why it is reporting a failure with "OK" status & diagnostic codes... I'll transcribe below excerpts of the bounce mail (by hand) :-( I'm attaching the smtp log. If I understand correctly, zmailer issues a EHLO, hotmail's exchange says it supports PIPELINING, 8bitmime, etc. In log line 12092C031-0344-1804#, zmailer starts processing this job. It sends MAIL From:, RCPT To:, BDAT and RSET (using pipelining) and on line 12092C031-0350-1804# it discovers remote hung up, and just below, says: "smtp_sync() did yield code 75/TEMPFAIL". After that, it tries to reconnect (successfully) but sends another message... I understand (from log line 12092C031-0351-1804#) that it is a temporary failure, why, then, zmailer is issuing the failure report and not retrying? And anyway, shouldn't the report say something about remote server hunging up on us? The message, in fact, was actually bounced and didn't reach the recipient. After seeing this, I added a "-P -77" (would "-P" only suffice?) to the relevant channel/host in scheduler.conf, however, this is not what was usually happening with exchanges... IIRC, messages were kept in the scheduler queue... ==================BOUNCE MESSAGE========================== FAILED: Arrived Recipient: rfc822;XXXX@hotmail.com Original Recipient: rfc822;XXXX@hotmail.com Final Recipient: RFC822;XXXX@hotmail.com Status: 2.0.0 Remote MTA: dns; mx4.hotmail.com (22.214.171.124|25|192.168.1.21|37774) Last Attempt Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 11:01:13 -0300 X-ZTAID: smtp Diagnostic Code: smtp; 250 (OK) Control data: smtp hotmail.com XXXX@hotmail.com 99 Diagnostic texts: <<- EHLO myhost.example.com ->> 250-mc12-f32.hotmail.com (02.03.00.0022) Hello [126.96.36.199] ->> 250-SIZE 35840000 ->> 250-PIPELINING ->> 250-8bitmime ->> 250-BINARYMIME ->> 250-CHUNKING ->> 250-VRFY ->> 250-AUTH LOGIN ->> 250-AUTH=LOGIN ->> 250-X-HMAUTH ->> 250 OK Following is a copy... ... Reporting-MTA: dns; myhost.example.com Arrival-Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 11:01:06 -0300 Local-Spool-ID: S1563667AbTJGOBG Original-Recipient: rfc822;XXXX@hotmail.com Final-Recipient: RFC822;XXXX@hotmail.com Action failed Status: 2.0.0 Remote-MTA: dns; mx4.hotmail.com (188.8.131.52|25|192.168.1.21|37774) Last Attempt Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 11:01:13 -0300 Diagnostic Code: smtp; 250 (OK) Following is copy of the message headers... ... ==================BOUNCE MESSAGE========================== -- Mariano Absatz El Baby ---------------------------------------------------------- Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.