Is there a black hole on the internet?

Where the hell is my email going?

For the last few days I’ve been having problems with my email. The first thing I noticed was that the ORG mailing list got very quite. Then I realised I didn’t get my own postings! The administrator of the list says I’m still subscribed, and no-one else has reported any problems with the list. For testing purposes I’ve tried to subscribe other email addresses on the domain to the list. The confirmation emails never arrive!

The next thing I noticed was that emails I send through a friends SMTP server don’t reach addresses either. I use this server to send private emails from work and this means I can’t email Dita from work.

This is most irritating and I haven’t got a clue where to start looking to fix it :(


Actually there wasn’t a black hole on the internet. A little disappointing. Instead I stumbled upon a few mis-configured email servers it seems. All information is in the following discussion.

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