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Anybody else having problem *sending* mail to this list?

On my mailserver (running a recent Postfix snapshot) I get this since a
few hours:

mylene:/var# mailq
-Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient-------
DA10713E37 1617 Wed Sep 3 11:32:46 gh@ghaering.de
(lost connection with mail.python.org[12.155.117.29] while sending end
of data -- message may be sent more than once)
py*********@python.org

However, using telnet to send mail to python-list on mail.python.org
from the same host seems to work fine.

Is there something strange going on?

-- Gerhard
Jul 18 '05 #1
3 2356

"Gerhard Häring" <ge*************@opus-gmbh.net> wrote in message
news:ma**********************************@python.o rg...
On my mailserver (running a recent Postfix snapshot) I get this since a few hours:

mylene:/var# mailq
-Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient-------
DA10713E37 1617 Wed Sep 3 11:32:46 gh@ghaering.de
(lost connection with mail.python.org[12.155.117.29] while sending end of data -- message may be sent more than once)
py*********@python.org

However, using telnet to send mail to python-list on mail.python.org
from the same host seems to work fine.

Is there something strange going on?


Yes, a worldwide virus-induced mail blizzard. Someone (Skip M. I
think) annouced yesterday or so that the Python mail server was down
for a breather. Today, someone said it was backed-up, back up, but
slow. Hence, this arrived at Giganews over a day after you sent it.

Terry
Jul 18 '05 #2

Terry> Yes, a worldwide virus-induced mail blizzard.

This has been my biggest gripe about the damn virus. The virus itself was
no problem for me since I don't use Windows, but the thousands of "you have
a virus!" mails sent in response clogged my inbox until I trained SpamBayes
to view them as spam. Is there any reasonable way to get the anti-virus
vendors to realize they are a very large part of the problem? Shouldn't
virus scanners simply eat the virus and not send another mail? Does anyone
have a list of a-v vendors' email addresses so I can harangue them a bit on
the topic?

Thx,

Skip

Jul 18 '05 #3

"Skip Montanaro" <sk**@pobox.com> wrote in message
news:ma**********************************@python.o rg...

Terry> Yes, a worldwide virus-induced mail blizzard.

This has been my biggest gripe about the damn virus. The virus itself was no problem for me since I don't use Windows, but the thousands of "you have a virus!" mails sent in response clogged my inbox until I trained SpamBayes to view them as spam. Is there any reasonable way to get the anti-virus vendors to realize they are a very large part of the problem? Shouldn't virus scanners simply eat the virus and not send another mail? Does anyone have a list of a-v vendors' email addresses so I can harangue them a bit on the topic?


How about sending them 'virus' mail with their own addresses as the
faked return, so they can spam themselves and each other?

Terry ;-)
Jul 18 '05 #4

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