E-mail problems with "plunder2"?

We’ve been having seriously flaky e-mail performance since well into last week. Symptoms have varied – sometimes able to send, but not receive, sometimes vice versa.

Yesterday, we started to receive bounce notices like this:

Reporting-MTA: dns; plunder2.dreamhost.com
X-Postfix-Queue-ID: 18382125B81
X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; user@domain.com
Arrival-Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:58:45 -0700 (PDT)

Final-Recipient: rfc822; user--domain.com@plunder2.dreamhost.com
Original-Recipient: rfc822; user@domain.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; Command died with status 1: “/dh/bin/autorespond.pl

Can anyone parse that for me? Is this somehow related to our autoresponders?

And then just now, started getting “server not responding” errors. It’s not a DNS problem or anything. We can hit the server fine. It’s just that the connection is immediately dropped at that end. Voila:

user% telnet mail.domain.com 110
Connected to mail.domain.com.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
Connection closed by foreign host.

Is anyone else noticing the same kinds of things, or is it just us?


yeah, me too. same problems over here.

not very reliable email environment happening.

I have the same problem -

One of my domains doesn’t recieve mail (554 Relay Access Denied) while the other does.

Fix your MTA DreamHost!