This problem happens if the system admin of the mail domain enables spamd or greylisting. Check by using telnet with your SMTP address of mail domain. Traditionally, spamd when greylisting has always given a temporary failure immediately after the RCPT TO command.
Try with the followings from your command prompt.
Connected to mail.domain.ext.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mail.domain.ext ESMTP Sendmail ?version-number?; ?date+time+gmtoffset?
You will then need to delcare where you are sending the email from:
HELO local.domain.name - dont worry too much about your local domain name although you really should use your exact fully qualified domain name as seen by the outside world the mail server has no choice but to take your word for it as of RFC822-RFC1123.
This should give you:
250 mail.domain.ext Hello local.domain.name [loc.al.i.p], pleased to meet you
Now give your email address:
(On many mailservers the space after the : is required rather that optional. Thanks to Justing Goldberg)
MAIL FROM: email@example.com
250 2.1.0 firstname.lastname@example.org... Sender ok
Now give the recipients address:
RCPT TO: email@example.com
250 2.1.0 firstname.lastname@example.org... Recipient ok
Hope this will help.
On 1/12/10, saikat saha <email@example.com> wrote:
It is not Gmail or yahoo. It is an official account called
"mail.rpchirag.com". In Microsoft outlook there are no problem sending
e-mails. but from Evolution mail, It takes times to deliver the
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Ankur Sinha <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 16:06 +0530, saikat saha wrote:
>> I am not able to send e-mail using my Evolution mail in Fedora 12. The
>> server type is SMTP.
>> It is showing an error message as follows:
>> Error while Sending message.
>> RCPT TO <***@***.com> failed: Temporary failure, please try again
>> later. It is taking 10-20 minutes to deliver the e-mails.
>> But there are no problem while receiving e-mail on it. Please suggest me.
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Saikat Saha
> What account are you using? Gmail, yahoo etc?
> PS : hopping on to #fedora or #fedora-india at freenode on the IRC will
> give you quicker answers :)
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