Q: Why was my message to a Physics account bounced?

  • Problem: You sent a message to SOMEONE@physics.ucla.edu and you got a bounce message that includes:
    	   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    	... while talking to physics.ucla.edu.:
    	>>> DATA
    	<<< 553 Your message may contain the Goner virus.
  • Cause: The Subject: line of your messages begins with Hi. (Physics system administrators consider that all e-mail messages with Hi in the Subject contain viruses and reject them; there is nothing that Astronomy system administrators can do about that...)

  • Solution: Change the Subject: line of your message so that it does not begin with Hi, and send it again. (It was not delivered the first time, as indicated by the bounce message.)