[svlug] testing

William R. Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Nov 26 10:04:02 PST 2001


Marc MERLIN writes:
>On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 03:23:35PM -0800, William R Ward wrote:
>> bill at wards.net (William R. Ward) writes:
>> > I'm having trouble mailing this list due to Sendmail and/or DNS
>> > issues.  Please ignore this.
>> 
>> OK - it looks like it works now.  I apologize if you got several of
>> these; there appears to be some delay in delivery, and so I kept
>> trying during the interim.
>
>No, no, no.
>As several others mentionned, what if everyone did that?
>
>1) There is a test list
>   http://lists.svlug.org/lists/listinfo/
>
>2) You can always Email postmaster at svlug.org, it usually the place to
>   ask when you have mail issues and it would have doubled as a test in this
>   case.
>
>BTW, the  exim config on svlug.org  refuses Emails which fail  SMTP callback
>(it makes sure the  header and envelope froms are valid  by attempting a the
>beginning of  a delivery back  to the MXes for  the domains linked  to those
>addresses (they can either be different or identical))
>
>Accepting mail  that can't be bounced  back to (envelope sender  invalid) is
>just a  bad idea. The  target mail  server ends  up with  the mail  it can't
>bounce if there are any problems.
>People  who can't/won't  receive  bounces to  the mails  they  send have  no
>business sending Email.

Bouncing back to the "From:" address would have worked just fine.
Just about every e-mail I ever send has a forged "From:" line...

--Bill.

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William R Ward            bill at wards.net          http://www.wards.net/~bill/
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