[plug] lost emails

David Dartnall darts at dialix.com.au
Thu Dec 27 21:11:51 WST 2007

Russell Steicke wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2007 8:40 PM, David Dartnall <darts at dialix.com.au> wrote:
>> Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction:
>> Emails I've been sending over the last few years to
>> a particular recipient are not now being received by
>> him. Started about three months ago. And they're not
>> being bounced - I have had no idea that they weren't
>> getting there.
>> I'm using Gutsy Gibbon with Thunderbird and have installed
>> all updates as they come. I know this is vague but I
>> don't know what information is needed to troubleshoot.
> Firstly you need to know how thunderbird is configured to send the
> emails.  Do you send via someone else's MTA? (This is likely.)  Look
> at the "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" section in Account Settings.
    darts-mail.arach.net.au (default)

    Description:   <not specified>
    Server Name:   mail.arach.net.au
    Port:          0
    Username:      darts
    Secure connection: None
>> Where could they have gone? I've always assumed emails
>> to have been received by the recipient if not bounced.
> A likely culprit is a spam filter; either one used by the recipient,
> or by his ISP or equivalent.  Easy to check if it's his; harder if
> it's the ISP.
That looks pretty commonplace doesn't it?

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