4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2006 4:28 AM by Joseph Booth
Tracy Bank Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
My friends are getting this randomly from .mac (I am not using my real email here):

The original message was received at Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:23:30 -0400

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

<myemailhere@mac.com>

----- Transcript of session follows -----

... while talking to smtp-mx4.mac.com

... connection error: connection reset by peer/timeout

What does this mean? I haven't been getting regular emails for about 2 weeks -- sometimes I get them, sometimes I don't. Any suggestions?

Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • 1. Re: Emails are being bounced back to sender
    Tracy Bank Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Anyone?
  • 2. Re: Emails are being bounced back to sender
    Joseph Booth Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hey Tracy,
    Have you allocated enough space for e-mail in your .mac account?

    You may want to up your space and try to remove old mail from your inbox and sent message folder by saving it to your local machine.

    This happens to me sometimes. I'll forget to remove messages off...then suddenly someone will send a huge e-mail...with a ton of photos or something. Then my box will start to bounce messages back to people.

    Maybe this will help you out?
  • 3. Re: Emails are being bounced back to sender
    Tracy Bank Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I had 600 MB allocated to mail, but I doubled it just in case. I also deleted my inbox messages from the .mac website, but D'oh!....it deleted it on my computer too! It wasn't supposed to do that, so now I lost about 80 messages I needed. Darn!
  • 4. Re: Emails are being bounced back to sender
    Joseph Booth Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ouch...
    Yeah...uh...you should probably setup a "New Mailbox" on your Mac before you start deleting things. This info might be too late in your case. Call it what you like...but highlight all the messages you want to save but don't want to have counted against your inbox quota. Although I have to say 600 MB for e-mail is rather large. You should most certainly be able to hold more than 80 messages. Unless you are receiving a ton of photos, videos and music.

    Check your trash before you do anything else. Your messages should go there first before they are permanently removed from the server. A resuce mission is in order.

    Also, remember that your mail stays sync'd across you local mail reader and the web based reader. Which I think you just learned.