View Full Version : What's causing these email problems?

Fat Tone
22nd March 2008, 03:51
A SBS2K3 system has been running just fine for a couple of years now. Email is configured to fetch from a host by pop3 every 15 minutes. Email is sent via the BT account assocaited with the broadband service. A few weeks ago I started to see a lot of these errors in the daily reports:

An error occurred during a POP3 transaction to server <pop.XXX.net [privmary]>. The error is 10060 (A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. ).

I also see a lot of 10061 errors (connection actively refused). The host has been informed but there's no change.

Now for the last few days we've been getting a lot of bounces, e.g.:

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: Server Performance Report - PGPSERV1[Scanned]
Sent: 21/03/2008 06:00

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

XXX.YYY@ntlworld.com on 21/03/2008 06:00
There was a SMTP communication problem with the recipient's email server. Please contact your system administrator.
<ZZZ.com #5.5.0 smtp;553 From: address not verified; see http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/manage/sendfrom-07.html>

Any advice please? This is getting quite worrying.