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Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by weinberk » 2022-09-09 16:37

Ready for nit picky???? It was reported to me that the bounce message "No mail servers exists for the address." is grammatically incorrect.

It should be
No mail servers exist for the address.

https://www.hmailserver.com/documentati ... sages_smtp shows it was well.


I've got a temporary workaround in place to satisfy the grammar police (and my type-a personality) in the onDeliveryFailed subroutine

sErrorMessage = Replace(sErrorMessage,"No mail servers exists ","No mail servers exist ",1,-1,1)
which is used in my custom error message to the sender.

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by jimimaseye » 2022-09-09 17:28

Ready for nit-picky?
weinberk wrote:
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Ready for nit picky????
Punctually, 4 question marks are not correct. (There should just be one).

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by palinka » 2022-09-09 18:00

weinberk wrote:
2022-09-09 16:37
Ready for nit picky????
I think you meant to write, "Are you ready for nit picking?" :mrgreen:

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by weinberk » 2022-09-09 22:05

jimimaseye wrote:
2022-09-09 17:28
Ready for nit-picky?
weinberk wrote:
2022-09-09 16:37
Ready for nit picky????
Punctually, 4 question marks are not correct. (There should just be one).

:mrgreen:
3 didn't seem like enough question marks and 5 would have been overkill.

Please understand that I'm not the one who caught the mistake. It's surely been like this for an eternity, and anyone who caught it before didn't care or didn't know of this dev forum. But, whatever the case, is there somewhere more appropriate to alert the dev?

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by jimimaseye » 2022-09-09 22:40

You're ok. We are, of course, just messing around.

Your report here will be seen.

[Entered by mobile. Excuse my spelling.]
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Post by weinberk » 2022-09-09 22:43

kewl.

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by SorenR » 2022-09-09 23:55

Well...

"No mail server exists for the address." would probably be even more correct, yes?

Exists and exist follow the ordinary convention for verbs, EXISTS is singular and EXIST is plural
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by weinberk » 2022-09-10 00:03

Going down a wormhole here...
No mail servers exist
No mail server exists
Both are right. The first speaks to not having any of the necessary serverS, the second is that there isn't even one. I'm down with either one to correct the grammatical mishmosh that's there now. This should be the top priority, then all will be well in the world. :D

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by SorenR » 2022-09-10 01:14

weinberk wrote:
2022-09-10 00:03
Going down a wormhole here...
No mail servers exist
No mail server exists
Both are right. The first speaks to not having any of the necessary serverS, the second is that there isn't even one. I'm down with either one to correct the grammatical mishmosh that's there now. This should be the top priority, then all will be well in the world. :D
Not sure which version you are using. My 5.6.9-B2602 says: "No mail servers could be found for the address".

I guess ... Problem solved :mrgreen:
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by mattg » 2022-09-10 01:59

5.7 Alpha B2604
says

'No mail servers appear to exists for the recipient's address.'


I think this one should say
'No mail servers appear to exist for the recipient's address.'
Just 'cause I link to a page and say little else doesn't mean I am not being nice.
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by palinka » 2022-09-10 07:40

mattg wrote:
2022-09-10 01:59
5.7 Alpha B2604
says

'No mail servers appear to exists for the recipient's address.'


I think this one should say
'No mail servers appear to exist for the recipient's address.'
"No mail servers could be found for the recipient's address" would be even more precise. A server could exist but might not be found due to networking/dns snafus.

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by jimimaseye » 2022-09-10 08:38

What's wrong with

"I can't, like, do nuffin' wiv vis, like, innit."

It seems to be the way the world is going nowadays. 😡
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by jimimaseye » 2022-09-10 08:40

palinka wrote:
2022-09-10 07:40
"No mail servers could be found for the recipient's address" would be even more precise. A server could exist but might not be found due to networking/dns snafus.
I agree.
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by SorenR » 2022-09-10 09:29

jimimaseye wrote:
2022-09-10 08:38
What's wrong with

"I can't, like, do nuffin' wiv vis, like, innit."

It seems to be the way the world is going nowadays. 😡
We need a LIKE button :mrgreen:
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by palinka » 2022-09-10 10:18

jimimaseye wrote:
2022-09-10 08:38
What's wrong with

"I can't, like, do nuffin' wiv vis, like, innit."

It seems to be the way the world is going nowadays. 😡
Don't you mean "dem server dindu nuffin sheeeeeeeeiiiittttt"?

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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by mattg » 2022-09-10 23:52

Maybe we can have a field that we can set...
What would work in Australia would be something like

"FFS you dead shit. Check the F#$ckiing email address. I'll be you got that wrong, knob end. I can't deliver this sh!t"
Just 'cause I link to a page and say little else doesn't mean I am not being nice.
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Re: Type-o in error message - No mail servers exists for the address.

Post by palinka » 2022-09-11 07:57

mattg wrote:
2022-09-10 23:52
Maybe we can have a field that we can set...
What would work in Australia would be something like

"FFS you dead shit. Check the F#$ckiing email address. I'll be you got that wrong, knob end. I can't deliver this sh!t"
Just throw up a picture of Crocodile Dundee grabbing the balls of that tranny - "Wrong server, mate". Short and sweet. :lol:

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That's just for en_AU localization, of course...

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