• email and netmail

    From Al@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Mon Sep 20 15:56:38 2021
    Hello Digital Man,

    I have a couple netmail messages for a user here that don't get imported because sbbsecho says the user is unknown, so they are stuck in the netmail directory. They are addressed to a user here on the BBS. sbbsecho.log says..

    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/1.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user
    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/2.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user

    On the reverse side of this I have seen a couple notifications that this user has sent me an email, but there is no email to be found.

    This user Erich B., is a co-sysop here, so his security level is 90 but I don't think that would make a difference. If you would like to have a look at these 1 and 2.msg they are available here..

    http://trmb.synchro.net/7572_msg.zip

    Any idea why that would happen or what I can do about it?

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Al on Mon Sep 20 16:43:39 2021
    Re: email and netmail
    By: Al to Digital Man on Mon Sep 20 2021 03:56 pm

    Hello Digital Man,

    I have a couple netmail messages for a user here that don't get imported because sbbsecho says the user is unknown, so they are stuck in the netmail directory. They are addressed to a user here on the BBS. sbbsecho.log says..

    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/1.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user
    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/2.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user

    Are you sure that there's a user named "Eric B." in your Synchronet user base?
    On the reverse side of this I have seen a couple notifications that this user has sent me an email, but there is no email to be found.

    Examine your mail base with the ;mail sysop command or the 'smbutil'.

    This user Erich B., is a co-sysop here, so his security level is 90 but I don't think that would make a difference. If you would like to have a look at these 1 and 2.msg they are available here..

    http://trmb.synchro.net/7572_msg.zip

    Any idea why that would happen or what I can do about it?

    Sounds like a name mismatch, even though the latest alias/name matching algorithms (in Synchronet v3.19) are very liberal.
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  • From Al@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Mon Sep 20 19:08:39 2021
    Re: email and netmail
    By: Digital Man to Al on Mon Sep 20 2021 04:43 pm

    Are you sure that there's a user named "Eric B." in your Synchronet user base?

    Yes, his username on the BBS is "Erich B." and that is who the netmail is addressed to.

    Examine your mail base with the ;mail sysop command or the 'smbutil'.

    I have tried both, but I see no email from Erich B.

    Any idea why that would happen or what I can do about it?

    Sounds like a name mismatch, even though the latest alias/name matching algorithms (in Synchronet v3.19) are very liberal.

    That could be what it is. I wonder if the short last name ending in B. is causing the trouble?

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Al on Mon Sep 20 23:55:22 2021
    Re: email and netmail
    By: Al to Digital Man on Mon Sep 20 2021 07:08 pm

    Sounds like a name mismatch, even though the latest alias/name matching algorithms (in Synchronet v3.19) are very liberal.

    That could be what it is. I wonder if the short last name ending in B. is causing the trouble?

    I think the problem was with a name (or alias) ending in a non-alphanumeric character. I think I fixed that. Try an update from Git and let me know.
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  • From Al@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Tue Sep 21 00:34:02 2021
    Re: email and netmail
    By: Digital Man to Al on Mon Sep 20 2021 11:55 pm

    I think the problem was with a name (or alias) ending in a non-alphanumeric character. I think I fixed that. Try an update from Git and let me know.

    Yes that has fixed the issue, thank you.

    The messages have been imported now so Erich should get those message the next time he checks.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Al on Tue Sep 21 12:35:28 2021
    Re: email and netmail
    By: Al to Digital Man on Tue Sep 21 2021 12:34 am

    Re: email and netmail
    By: Digital Man to Al on Mon Sep 20 2021 11:55 pm

    I think the problem was with a name (or alias) ending in a non-alphanumeric character. I think I fixed that. Try an update from Git and let me know.

    Yes that has fixed the issue, thank you.

    Thank you for the bug report and test feedback.

    The messages have been imported now so Erich should get those message the next time he checks.

    Cool. Probably checking on his millions. :-)
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Al on Tue Oct 12 10:14:20 2021
    Hello Digital Man,

    I have a couple netmail messages for a user here that don't get imported because sbbsecho says the user is unknown, so they are stuck in the netmail directory. They are addressed to a user here on the BBS. sbbsecho.log says..

    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/1.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user
    2021-09-20 15:42:45 /sbbs/fido/netmail/2.msg August Abolins (2:460/256) To: Eri ch B. (1:153/757.2) Unknown user

    On the reverse side of this I have seen a couple notifications that this user has sent me an email, but there is no email to be found.

    This user Erich B., is a co-sysop here, so his security level is 90 but I don't think that would make a difference. If you would like to have a look at these 1 and 2.msg they are available here..

    http://trmb.synchro.net/7572_msg.zip

    Any idea why that would happen or what I can do about it?

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

    ... Is man one of God's blunders or is god one of Man's blunders?


    Al. I looked at your log in your message. It says "Eri ch B." There's a space in my name therefore causing you an error.

    $ The Millionaire $
    (Co-SysOp Of The Rusty Mailbox)

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  • From Al@1:153/757.4 to The Millionaire on Tue Oct 12 11:46:37 2021
    Hello The,

    http://trmb.synchro.net/7572_msg.zip

    Al. I looked at your log in your message. It says "Eri ch B." There's
    a space in my name therefore causing you an error.

    Those are not log files, they are netmail messages in *.msg format.

    It does not say Eri ch B., it says Erich B. in both cases.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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