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Lost email proof


Lost email proof

Plus support see ticket 19442339

I sent an email from an external accont to one of my Plus POP accounts on the 16th May. Sunday 21st received a TIMEOUT from advising localhost error.

I posted question to customer support who advised a local host error is on my PC and perhaps I am using webmail bla bla. OK so the sender in this case hapens to me sending to my wife and therefore I know I sent it but had I not told her I received an error response it would have been LOST as far as she is concerned. Happens that I use a different email system than PLUS.

I have pasted the headers and message response for those to look over but inicates to me the problems are not over and wish they read the problem ticket thoroughly!

From: Mail Delivery System []Sent: Sun 21/05/2006 03:35
To: Kevin Trill
Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
Connection timed out:
SMTP timeout while connected to localhost [] after initial connection:
retry timeout exceeded

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <>
Received: from ([]
by with esmtp (PlusNet MXCore v2.00) id 1FfuuG-0002Pw-UW
for; Tue, 16 May 2006 09:27:54 +0100
Received: from ([] verified)
by (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.0.9)
with SMTP id 181206467 for XXXX@trill.XXXX; Tue, 16 May 2006 04:27:50 -0400
Received: from [] (EHLO
by (mxl_mta-1.3.8-10p10) with ESMTP id 21d89644.19461.084.c1m15;
Tue, 16 May 2006 04:28:02 -0400 (EDT)
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.5.7226.0
Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Subject: Ref:
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 04:27:40 -0400
Message-ID: <>
In-Reply-To: <BAY116-F36691981E5DD741D28B77AF6BC0@phx.gbl>
Thread-Topic: Ref:
Thread-Index: AcZpJu1nlA7mR2LiRcy180PcQcOquQPmxjhQ
From: "Kevin Trill" <>
To: "Jim Tait" <>
Cc: <>
X-Spam: [F=0.0100000000; heur=0.500(-2000); stat=0.010; spamtraq-heur=0.500(2006051512)]
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Lost email proof


I'm not sure I'd class this as lost, I'd agree that there was a problem and this shouldn't have happened (and from the looks of things the problems on the mail platform look to be pretty much resolved), but the system has done what it should in the event of being unable to deliver the message in bouncing the mail back to you.

I will speak to the network guys again tomorrow and will ask them about this though.