[svlug] About exim bounce messages

Derek J. Balling dredd at megacity.org
Mon Nov 26 19:42:02 PST 2001

At 6:48 PM -0800 11/26/01, Marc MERLIN wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 04:57:00PM -0800, William R. Ward wrote:
>>  While I agree that it would be nice to send it to the A record, I
>>  think it is not consistent with the RFC to do so.  An MX record is
>>  mandatory to receive mail, I believe.  There is an MX record for
>I don't think it is (at least not yet).
>As for the bounce message, it only says "host -t MX", because, as I have
>already stated, I couldn't write a book, there is limited space in there.
>It's  only supposed  to  give  a clue  as  to what  the  problem  is to  the
>postmaster of the remote domain.
>As far as SMTP callback is concerned, exim of course checks MX first and
>then A.

Maybe say "host -t ANY $domain and confirm that an A or MX record exists"

or something to that effect.


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