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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2004-10-08 10:28:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Milter-ahead and messages left in queue

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Gib Gilbertson Jr. wrote:
> Any help would be appreciated. Here is a copy of the logs for one of the 
> messages. They all appear the same.
> Oct  4 12:02:15 thumper milter-ahead[24324]: 07824 i94InFPl074404: 
> rcpt_host='cox.net.' is not a defined route, skipping

The message "not a defined route" means the call-ahead test in 
milter-ahead or milter-sender failed, because "cox.net" does not have a 
mailertable entry with MX lookup disabled. This is mentioned in the 
milter-ahead / milter-sender documentation.

The call-ahead does NOT perform an MX lookup, because it was originally 
designed for a mail gateway to check mail addresses with an internal 
system where the next hop / destination would be known.  If you handle 
mail for cox.net then you need to alter the mailertable entry for it to 
something like:

	cox.net		esmtp:[]

The square brackets are important, since that disables the sendmail MX 
lookup and is a sign to the call-ahead test that you truely know where 
the message is going.

Anthony C Howe                                 +33 6 11 89 73 78
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