[svlug] Sendmail/Postfix Problem

Karl Larsen k5di at msn.com
Sun Aug 10 16:18:36 PDT 2003



	Hi Bill, no I do not use my own name server. MSN seems to have 
lots and they provide it with the ip number somehow. I checked and that 
is my current IP number. I will call Qwest Monday and try to get an 
expert who knows lots more than I do.

On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Bill Selmeier wrote:

> This is your problem.  AOL users on dsl are not considered a concern, it's
> MTA's on DSL.  AOL is checking the MTA's reverse DNS not the client's.
> I'll bet your friends use aol or quest for their mta.  Contact your ISP to
> get your reverse DNS changed.  That can be a little tricky since fixed
> IP's on DSL often require some interesting tweaking to fit the customary 8
> IP # assignments.  I see this in the headers of your message:
> albq-dsl-gw5poola15.albq.uswest.net ([65.100.27.15]   You need to contact
> Qwest to get dsl removed.  Do you run a name server?
> 
> 
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> 
> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Karl Larsen wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> >
> > 	Hi Bill, both the date it happened and what happened is about
> > right for my problem. I AM using a DSL modem and if AOL is using that to
> > kill my messages then they must be doing it to their own customers! I
> > know of 3 AOL users with DSL modems from Qwest. I will try to reach
> > someone at AOL who is technical...:-)
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Bill Selmeier wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Karl Larsen wrote:
> > >
> > > [snipped]
> > > >
> > > > 	The second has to do with AOL.COM. For some reason their spam
> > > > filters think my messages are spam and destroy them. If you look at the
> > > > whole message I send out it is a little odd. My messages are handled by
> > > > bucket.dog, localhost, and others before it gets out to the Internet.
> > > > This seems to confuse AOL. Does anyone know how to fix this?
> > > >
> > > Yes, on May 31st 4:30pm EDT, AOL introduced an additional (in their mind)
> > > protection against SPAM.  AOL presumes that any MTA whose reverse DNS
> > > indicates it is on DSL or a cable modem, is not a professional operation
> > > and a likely source of spam.  They should have provided an area code 703
> > > number to call for information.  My guess is that your sendmail is the MTA
> > > of record and the reverse DNS shows something with adsl, dsl, attbi or
> > > other cable related.  The solution is to take control of your reverse DNS
> > > and tie it to a domain at your site.
> > >
> > > I run about 10 mail lists and all of them broke at 1:30pm PDT on May 31st.
> > > Given I was working through PacBell and the necessary department doesn't
> > > do weekends, I finally met AOL's new requirements at 2 pm on Monday.  Mail
> > > was sporadic for the next three days.  There must be something in their
> > > filters that needs to clear out.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps.
> > >
> > > Bill
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> >
> >                - Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -
> >
> >
> 
> 

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