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    Email returned..too many hops (Netscape 4.75)

    What does it mean when you get an email bounced back because it has too many hops? What is a hop? What would be the likely cause of this error? An incorrect address?

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    Re: Email returned..too many hops (Netscape 4.75)

    "Too many hops" generally means the mail is caught in a routing loop. Possibly a local alias is pointing to an alias on another system which is pointing back to the original recipient. Can you view the header of the mail? - it may give an indication of where it is bouncing.
    (There has to be a hop limit otherwise mail could be caught indefinitely in a loop, getting larger each time as the latest routing information is added.)

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