Domain Deletion Does Not Take Effect As Expected

(Doc ID 1315602.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 5.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After deleting a domain "" in the Directory Server, and waiting for a while (10 minutes), the change takes effect on some Messaging Servers but not others. All these Messaging Servers are pointing to the same Directory Server.

The Messaging Servers are configured to use Direct LDAP mode (as opposed to "dirsync").

On the Messaging Servers where the change has taken effect, the Messaging Server recognizes that the domain is not a local domain, and routes it to some other mail server using the DNS. With "logging" enabled in imta.cnf, the mail.log_current shows:

16-Mar-2011 12:54:33.11 tcp_local  D 392 rfc822; <> dns; (TCP||33143||25) smtp;250 2.1.5 OK.

On the Messaging Servers where the change has not taken effect, Messaging Server is still treating the domain as a local domain. The mail.log_current shows log entries like these:

16-Mar-2011 12:53:15.15 tcp_intranet  J 0 rfc822;  host1 ([]) 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias:


16-Mar-2011 12:54:33.30 tcp_local  R 392 rfc822; <> dns; (TCP||38096||25) smtp;550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias:

For more information on the mail.log status codes, see "Managing Logging".


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