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SC swallowing forwarded spams?

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Hello folks,

I've been a paid member for a few years, and have always forwarded

my spams as attachments, gotten my ack from SC, and reported.

For at least the past 2 days, whether single spams or mime-digests,

nothing comes back 95% of the time.

No email ack, no sign of the spams when I go to members.spamcop.net

either. My spams are going into a blackhole!

I'm on OS X, running Pine. Nothing has changed on my end.

Submitting the spams by pasting into the form works.

-manchot

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For at least the past 2 days, whether single spams or mime-digests,

nothing comes back 95% of the time. 

No email ack, no sign of the spams when I go to members.spamcop.net

either. My spams are going into a blackhole!

<snip>

...You're not the only one!

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Well, I solved the problem, and it wasn't spamcop's fault,

so I thought I'd post that here in case anybody else encounters thisl.

I had started up postfix on my powerbook, running OS X Panther,

and had failed to configure it to use my ISP's smtp

so it was trying to connect directto the destination smtp!!!

You need to put this line in /etc/postfix/main.cf:

relayhost = my.own.isps.server

The nasty part is that it wasn't sending any kind of "undeliverable" or rejection messages so I didn't suspect a thing! Postfix also keeps it's queue in /var/spool/postfix, not /var/spool/mqueue

like sendmail does so I thought the mail was really going out!

(I guess the ones that got through were due to moments when postfix wasn't actually running.)

hope this helps somebody..

- manchot

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Thank you for posting what happened. Those who keep track of solutions will mark it, I am sure.

I am sure it will help someone, sometime!

Miss Betsy

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