Lycos email triggering bcc error

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by cacoggins, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. cacoggins

    cacoggins Guest

    I'm using my email account to contact the listowner of a
    yahoogroups listserv, and the yahoo servers are kicking it back with a
    bcc error, even though I'm not using any bcc's:

    Anybody know why Lycos email triggers this error? Are there bcc's
    occuring through Lycos that I'm not aware of (none are showing up on
    the headers of my "sent" emails)?
    cacoggins, Feb 20, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    Try sending with a standard pop account.
    Plato, Feb 20, 2006
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  3. cacoggins

    Mike Easter Guest

    Neither of those error codes are actually 'bcc' error codes.

    The 554 in generic terms just means that the transaction failed, and the
    5.7.1 just means delivery not authorized, message refused.

    The words which are attached to the codes about bcc-ness may be, or
    apparently are, 'errant' error words.
    If you were /actually/ going to work on this problem rather than simply
    get around it by using a different email server to send....

    You would have to have the admins of the yahoo server address the issue.
    Normally one way to obtain a useful set of message headers for a server
    admin to examine hir logs would be to CC the message to both the
    listowner and to one of your own mail accounts, being sure that your
    clock settings are properly NIST time set. That one that you copy to
    yourself and receive will be useful to the yahoo server admins. That
    way you are able to say "This is the message with complete headers which
    was sent and which bounced with these error codes."

    But I can't see the yahoo server admins being very inspired to work on
    their logs to figure out that problem. You might email them to notify
    of your experience, including the complete headers of the copy of the
    failed message, but if it isn't 'persistent' or affecting more people
    than just you, they aren't going to consider it worth investigating.
    Mike Easter, Feb 20, 2006
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