[Spambayes] smtp proxy eating messages

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Sun Sep 21 04:21:57 EDT 2003

> However I then discovered that on rare occasions, say once or
> twice a week, the smtp proxy was silently eating some of my
> outgoing messages: eudora would show them as 
> sent, but they never got to their recipient.

Yikes!  I've never heard this before.

> Although these occurrences of lost outgoing mail were 
> infrequent, they were intolerable;


> I haven't been able to figure out a pattern to these 
> disappearances.
> please let me know if there is 
> any other thing I can do to make this more helpful.

It would be interesting to know if it happens with 1.0a6, since
smtpproxy has gone through many substantial improvements since 1.0a3.
If it only happened infrequently, and you don't know how to reproduce
it, though, then I can't expect you to be able to tell me if it does or

I don't suppose you know whether pop3proxy.py would print out an error
message when it happened?  Given that it's only proxying, I can only
think of two ways this might happen - one is if smtpproxy believed that
the message was to it, but that should only be if one of the recipient
addresses matched the ham_address or spam_address options
(spambayes_ham at localhost and spambayes_spam at localhost, by default).
That seems unlikely.  The other is that an error occurred during the
transfer, but I would have thought that this would cause an error to be
reported to Eudora, as well - that's been my experience.

Unfortunately, I can't see any way to track this down, without having
some way to reproduce it.  If anyone else reading the list has had this
happen, please let us know!

=Tony Meyer

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