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Re: using mew in emacs21.3

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: using mew in emacs21.3
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 11:09:50 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (xueruini) writes:

> 1.wrk has been queued to +queue/1 (553 host denies relay (eyou mta)
> )

"Host denies relay" means that the SMTP server thought that you were
trying to use it as a relay.  Many SMTP servers will accept mail sent
to foreign locations from a local user (outgoing mail), and also
accept mail coming from a foreign location sent to a local user
(incoming mail), but they will reflect mail sent from a foreign user
to another foreign user (relay).

Relays are often used by spammers.

I guess that you were a local user trying to send mail to foreign
locations.  The SMTP server looks at the "envelope from" address, see
the variable smtpmail-local-domain, to determine whether you are a
local user.

Some SMTP servers also use "SMTP AUTH" authentication where you have
to log in to the server with a user name and a password.  If you don't
have a username and password for SMTP, then that's probably not your

Does this help?


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