Email rejection #smtp510

Malcolm Austen

I have a subscriber this morning reporting that he cannot reply to sender. That is to say that when he replies he gets an smtp 510 error report sent back.

I will continue to scan for old instances in the archives but just in case this is a newly arisen overnight error ...

This is an AOL customer trying to reply directly to a 'munged' address and getting back:

-----Original Message-----
To: aaaaaa@...
Sent: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:23
Subject: Failure Notice

Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

510: The group '' does not exist. You are subscribed to the following groups:

My observations on this:
  1. That email (which is what sent out as the from address) should be forwarded to <bbbbbb@...>.
  2. '=' is a valid character in a group name, so how does decide whether to forward outwards or submit into a group?
  3. Maybe it's an AOL issue but I can't (yet?) see how.

Malcolm Austen <malcolm.austen@...>

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