[Vmail-discuss] Strange Routing? on subdomain.domain.com

Paul Makepeace beasts.org@paulm.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 23:05:52 +0100

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 01:14:16PM -0400, Gerald Freymann wrote:
>  See my original post. Even if an email is correctly addressed to
> user@wardlock.interpool.ca, during the SMTP talk, it magically changes to
> user@interpool.ca and then gets returned as User Unknown.

Hi Gerald,

A long shot perhaps but.. are you sure this address rewriting isn't
happening elsewhere, via your MTA? For example, the kind of thing you're
talking about, losing the second subdomain is quite a commonly performed

For example, in an exim.conf you might see something like,

*@*.realprogrammers.com    $1@realprogrammers.com bctfr
this drops the subdomain. ($1 is the first '*'). The magic codes at the
end decide when it happens. If you have something similar, considering
removing one of thoses code e.g. the 'f' (check the manual and
experiment :-)


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