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Resolving SMTP mail NOSUCHUSER bounce?

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The Question is:

Trying to send mail from the Vax to a pager system.
The email address is 8433172472@page.metrocall.com
It works fine from outlook, but the vax gives this error
550  %UCX-E-SMTP_NOSUCHUSER,  No such user, 8433172472@PAGE.METROCALL.COM
8433172472@PAGE.METROCALL.COM (bounced)

The Answer is :

  Please contact the paging provider for assistance and for
  the expected username and email address specification, as
  the error message being retured to OpenVMS from the remote
  provider's SMTP server indicates an error in the user
  specification.  (Based on what was provided, it appears
  that the OpenVMS system has connectivity to the provider,
  but this can be verified in the headers of the bounced
  SMTO message.)  OpenVMS then returns this error to you.
  Your OpenVMS VAX version and your TCP/IP Services versions
  are very old, and in need of an upgrade to a more recent
  version.  As of this writing, OpenVMS VAX V7.3 and TCP/IP
  Services V5.3 (with their respective ECOs) are current.

answer written or last revised on ( 4-JUN-2003 )

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