AVG for Email bouncing emails

Posted on 2005-04-09
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
 I currently use AVG Free Edition and i'm having a problem with the email scanning. Usually it works, but sometimes i get an error like this (i've removed email addresses and IP's):

"From: AVG for Email <avgmail@localhost>
To: ******@dansoftaustralia.com
Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 12:17:56 +1000

This is the AVG E-mail Scanner program.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
******@smartcom.com.au: (dansoftaus) [203.122.**.***] is currently not permitted to relay through
this server. Perhaps you have not logged into the pop/imap server in the
last 30 minutes or do not have SMTP Authentication turned on in your email

Your e-mail message is being returned to you in the next part of this
message. Try to send the message again.
Should you need assistance, please contact your administrator or your
internet service provider. "

followed by my original message. This has never happened before, but now it's suddenly happening.

Hope someone can help,
Question by:TheBest

Accepted Solution

Robing66066 earned 800 total points
ID: 13753941
At a guess, I'd say that the site is employing a new spam filter method called Greylisting.

A server that is greylisting automatically bounces the first attempt to send email.  The idea behind it is that after the first bounce, your email server will try to send the email again in 15 minutes.  When it does so, the greylisting server will then allow the mail to pass.  Most SPAM programs (at least according to the theory), won't resend on bounce.  

Check your email logs to see if the email that got bounced the first time was accepted on the second try.  If it did, then it's probably fine -- just annoying.

Good luck!

Author Comment

ID: 13760965
i don't have mail logs (at least i think i don't). I don't think that the message actually ended up being sent. I needed to log in to my WebMail and send it from there... I suppose that that's ok, just really annoying.

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