Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: Nested groups detected?
Technical details of permanent failure:
Nested groups detected
The xxxx's were removed to protect me, if that's even possible :)
It started (the first one I received) 15 December 2011, 15:17 GMT.
However, not every mail failed, or, more precisely, this error message didn't follow every mail sent to the Group.
Prior to this, 2 hours before this occurred, everything worked fine (i.e. something happened after 1:20 PM and 3:17 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2011).
For over 4 years I have been using a rule in my Gmail that forwards certain incoming messages to a Google group.
It's a very useful feature - when I am on a client's site, I can usually access this group through most corporate security filters, whereas I might not be able to access my Gmail account to read these messages.
You are quite right. I just checked and my group's mailing address has been changed from ***-garchive*** to ***+garchive***
That is, the only difference being the "+".
I had no notification from Google to tell me that this was going to be done - no explanation.
I had wondered if this was a precursor to Google removing yet another service - maybe Google groups?
It would be nice if they told us what was going on.
The forwarding is still being blocked though, so it seems to have made no difference.
Nothing yet seems to have been done by Google to rectify this unilateral change they have made.
The blocking is not consistent. It doesn't seem to happen with *every* item forwarded to the group, but I cannot yet figure out the blocking rule that is being followed.
The addressing +- issue referenced above does not apply here.
Very annoying. This all worked fine until mid-December.
- the member of Yahoo group forwarding automatically to the Google group would be better a Yahoo mail address, or at least a non-Gmail address
- the Google group setting should be on "Anyone can post"; the reason is that from the point of view of Google group the poster is the sender of the original message in the Yahoo group
- preferably the Google group should be public: a private group would probably check if the sender is having a Google account
- for avoiding that the Google group would be spammed, given that's public and on "Anyone can post", you as group owner should moderate all messages.
- when you are posting in the Y group with your Gmail address, put the G group mail address in Cc or Bcc.
I'm seeing G groups normally working this way just now, so I think they're immune to this "nesting" difficulty....
Hope that helps!
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