>>>>> "John" == John Lines <John .
John> 551 User not local; please try <forward-path>
John> This reply indicates that the receiver-SMTP knows the user's
John> mailbox is on another host and indicates the correct
John> forward-path to use. Note that either the host or user or
John> both may be different. The receiver refuses to accept mail
John> for this user, and the sender must either redirect the mail
John> according to the information provided or return an error
John> response to the originating user.
John> Unfortunately this part of the RFC does not seem to be widely implemented.
Doesn't the REDIRECT feature of sendmail do just this? I use that quite
a bit when people leave the company. I've extended that feature a bit
more so that if someone leaves without leaving a forward, I can pass the
originator a message that the "User is no longer local; no forwarding
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Triad Systems Corporation
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