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cameron
02-19-2010, 09:18 AM
Is there a problem with the ns2 email server?
People aren't getting emails I send and I can't even send emails to myself.

cameron
02-19-2010, 09:40 AM
After some trial and error testing, I've determined that the mail server appears to be blocking the string "asu".
The email is accepted by the mail server, no error occurs during sending, it just isn't SENT by the mail server.

If i send an email with the word "measures", the email vanishes. (including sending an email with only "asu")
As soon as I take "asu" out, the email works.
WTF?

"meas", "sure", "as" and "su" all work, but anything containing "asu" fails.
(measure was the only word in my disappearing email with "asu" in it. but treasure and causal also make the email disappear)

I tested with squirrel mail also.
I can not send myself an email containing "measure" from squirrel mail, and i just tried to send myself an email from gmail containing "asu", which also vanished, so the mail server is blocking incoming and outgoing mail - without sending a failure message to the sender!
I also just checked sending an ebay message to myself with the "asu".

Neither of these appeared in squirrel mail either, this is a NS2 problem, not a pop3/local/isp problem

For reference, I've received 101 emails over the past year containing "asu", so it's not an uncommon combination of letters.

admin
02-19-2010, 09:23 PM
It does sound strange, I am investigating.

UPDATE: For now I am doing a serverwide cPanel update on the NS2 server.