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Postie and Return Receipts

Keywords: 	 return receipts mdn dsn


I tried the new postie extender with the new flags m and d:

d (dsn) works.

m (mdn): here is a problem:

When i send a message with outlook with the option 'request read receipt', everything works: i am asked to send a receipt, and the receipt is sent. this was for checking. the properties of the message are:

Received: from ([]) by
(Netscape Messaging Server 4.15) with ESMTP id GCLBLG00.DHG for
; Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:36:52 +0200 
Received: from doornbos ([]) by
(Netscape Messaging Server 4.05) with SMTP id GCLC9F01.HQA for
; Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:51:15 +0200 
Message-ID: <003a01c0d138$dc1aede0$9600000a@doornbos>
From: "l.m.doornbos" 
Subject: hai
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:46:10 +0200
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200
Disposition-Notification-To: "l.m.doornbos" 
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4522.1200
Then i sent a message with postie with flag=m. I recieve the message in outlook. I get the message "the sender has requested....would you like to send a receipt yes/no when I press yes, I immediately get the message "Outlook Express was unable to send the receipt"

The properties of this message are:

Received: from ([]) by
(Netscape Messaging Server 4.15) with ESMTP id GCLCF700.PIB for
; Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:54:43 +0200 
Received: from doornbos ([]) by
(Netscape Messaging Server 4.05) with ESMTP id GCLD3603.TRR for
; Mon, 30 Apr 2001 08:09:06 +0200 
Subject: New Postie Extender flag=m
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: WIL Postie Extender www-winbatch-com (Feb 20 2001 11:58:43)
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 08:04:01 +0200
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


  1. In looking over your Outlook Express properties for the message you sent manually, I can see that you do not have a complete email address filled out in your Outlook client "From" address.

    This could be part of the problem.

    Configure Outlook Express to have your full email address, e.g., rather than l.m.doornbos.

  2. We're also thinking this might be a problem with the To:/From: addresses being possibly logically the same, or some other issue with those email addresses not being resolved successfully on your mail server.

  3. We also noticed your server is an ESMTP server, which means that the server needs to authenticate the from username and password (so make sure you have an account on that mail server) before sending out the message. This is an added security measure on your mail server, to try to prevent hijacking by spammers. So make sure the username and password specified in kInit are those for your outgoing ESMTP server.


I think that solved the problem !!

In my test I sent a message to an email-adress in the same mailbox. This is an alias email address, so logically the same I suppose.

I did the test again, but sent the message to one of my other mailboxes, and now it works as expected !

Article ID:   W14785
File Created: 2017:07:28:13:58:36
Last Updated: 2001:11:08:12:39:58