The Question is:
I am using VMS-Mail in VMS version 7.1.
I am trying to send a RMS Sequential File to a customer's system. The file
contains data that will be processed automatically on my customer's system.
In VMS Mail I type the commands:
MAIL> SEND filename.ext
My customer's processing mailbox never receives my message.
If I substitute my customer contact's individual's mail address (that has the
same node_address) they receive it.
If I send the message first to my Outlook mailbox and then forward it to the
cutomer's processing mailbox it works.
The problem seems to be with the sequential files from VMS Mail.
Any information on this problem would be appreciated.
The Answer is :
If you can get the message to a user on the target system, then this
is not likely something the OpenVMS Wizard can help with -- there is
no particular difference between two recipients on the same target
node, as far as OpenVMS and TCP/IP Services are concerned. If you
can reach one, you should be able to reach the other.
It would appear that you have a problem with the target mailbox,
likely specifically with the application that processes the message
received in the target mailbox or with any intervening mail gateway
that receives and translates SMTP traffic destined for the target.
(This assumes that the target mailbox and the target network do not
filter IP traffic, SMTP traffic or otherwise based on recipient
and/or sender address, but you will have to determine that with
Work with your customer to log what is read into the mailbox, either
via the application or via added local or network SMTP logging.
With OpenVMS V6.2 and later, you need not specify the "SMTP" prefix.