TROUBLE in check_mail

Stephen Davies sdavies at
Sat Sep 24 03:06:56 CEST 2011

I have amavisd-new  2.7.0 and amavis-milter 1.5.0 running on two servers.

One works fine but the other is filling the log with:

Sep 22 09:21:53 server amavis[5888]: (05888) (!!)TROUBLE in check_mail: 
quar+notif FAILED: temporarily unable to notify admin: 451 4.5.0 from 
MTA(smtp:[]:10025): 451 4.5.0 id=05887-17 - Temporary MTA failure on 
relaying, From MTA() during fwd-connect (Negative greeting:  at (eval 110) 
line 464.): id=05887-17 at /usr/sbin/amavisd line 14900

I have found references to this message in the context of clamav but this 
seems not to be the case here. (I am running clamav0.97.2)

I can telnet to 10025 and see:

220 [] ESMTP amavisd-new service ready

Spamassasin is turned off on both servers. (I use bogofilter-milter instead.)

Cheers and thanks,
Stephen Davies Consulting P/L                             Voice: 08-8177 1595
Adelaide, South Australia.                                Fax  : 08-8177 0133
Records & Collections Management.                         Mobile:040 304 0583

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