[MlMt] Unable to send GMail

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Wed May 8 17:11:38 EDT 2013

On 8 May 2013, at 22:48, Eric A. Meyer wrote:

> At 16:30 -0400 5/8/13, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>> All of a sudden I'm consistently getting errors like this from gsmtp 
>> when I try to send mail:
>> S: 421 4.7.0 Temporary System Problem.  Try again later (SF). 
>> d51sm122311yho.14 - gsmtp
>> Error: Unexpected return code 421 (expected 250):
>> "4.7.0 Temporary System Problem.  Try again later (SF). 
>> d51sm122311yho.14 - gsmtp".

This should be what it says. The server reports a temporary problem and 
refuses to send the message. MailMate could (but doesn't) automatically 
try later, but I'm not sure that would be a better solution. To be 
clear, MailMate cannot send the message when the server refuses to do 
so. Based on the above Gmail is the problem. I kind of doubt it, but 
there might be more interesting information if you send me the entire 
log (off list).

> Followup to that: I can't send mail via my other mail account either, 
> though apparently for a different reason.  Receiving mail on both 
> accounts seems to be fine.  Here's what I see in the latest failure (I 
> altered the server name):

Yes, that does look like it's for a different reason. No connection is 
made at all. Are you on a very slow connection?

Again, you can try to send me the entire log offline although in this 
case you might already have provided all there is. You can also try 
manually connecting to the server like this in the Terminal:

	telnet server.example.com 25
	telnet server.example.com 587

A successful attempt look like this (my server):

	Connected to mail.freron.com.
	Escape character is '^]'.
	220 freron.com ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
	221 2.0.0 Bye
	Connection closed by foreign host.

I wrote `quit` above.

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