[Mailman-Users] stat deferred and connection reset

Vikram Goyal tech at craftbits.com
Wed May 10 15:27:39 CEST 2006

Thanks guys. The problem was with someserver.net which limited the number of 
emails to 1000 per day.
On getting that changed, the mailing list works great.

Thanks for all the help and pointers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org>
To: "Vikram Goyal" <tech at craftbits.com>
Cc: <Mailman-Users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] stat deferred and connection reset

>>>>>> "Vikram" == Vikram Goyal <tech at craftbits.com> writes:
>    Vikram> May 7 05:07:16 ip-68-178-242-231 sendmail[12991]:
>    Vikram> k474oTaH027069: to=<Several Emails>, delay=06:48:40,
>    Vikram> xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=15687906,
>    Vikram> relay=someserver.net, dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection
>    Vikram> reset by someserver.net
>    Vikram> The last two sections bother me. Are the messages only
>    Vikram> deferred for a little time and will be resent?
> Yes.  Typical delay is something like 4 hours, IIRC.
>    Vikram> Why is the connection reset by someserver.net?
> You'll have to ask someserver.net.  Many hosting services will limit
> the amount of mail you can send in a given time period.  It is
> possible to limit by bandwidth used, number of messages submitted, or
> number of addresses posted to.  I would imagine that 30,000 members
> would trigger on either of bandwidth or number of addresses for
> typical limits.
> There are other potential problems, but server policy is the place to
> start looking.  And many of the other problems will require talking to
> someserver.net, anyway.
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.051.htp
> may be relevant.  Also the thread at
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2004-July/038195.html
> referenced in that FAQ.
>    Vikram> Do I need to resend the message?
> No, that will probably make things worse, and definitely not until
> you've resolved the problem.
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