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No bounce back for relayed messages

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Novell GroupWise 8 Hot Patch 1
GWIA set to relay messages or /fut switch being used


No bounce back for messages that GWIA receives through SMTP and then tries to deliver it using SMTP but the address in invalid
No bounce back for relayed messages if the recepient is invalid
No bounce back for messages with invalid recepient that GWIA accepts and then tries to send it to the IP Address mentioned in /fut switch or mentioned in Properties of GWIA | SMTP/MIME | Undeliverable


Reported to Engineering. This is planned for GroupWise 8 Hot Patch 2. At the time of writing this TID, GroupWise 8 Hot Patch 2 was not publicly available. Please contact Novell Technical Services if the fix is needed before the official release.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Steps to Duplicate
  1.  Enable Relaying by going to the Properties of GWIA | Access Control | Relay Settings.
  2. Telnet to GWIA on port 25 and type the following commands. Make sure to press Enter after each command
    This is test
  3. GWIA accepts the message and tries to relay the message to but since the address in invalid, it should generate a bounce back to the sender but it does not.
This works fine with GWIA 7


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  • Document ID:7003172
  • Creation Date:29-APR-09
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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