[TriLUG] Trouble sending mail to RR addresses
uncleben at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 18 00:40:26 EST 2004
The problem you were seeing was because RR, along with numerous ISPs and
corporations, has adopted a policy of not accepting incoming mail from
servers with dynamic IP addresses. This policy is aimed at reducing the
spam and virus loads on our mail servers. Basically, there are hundreds of
thousands of zombied or trojaned hosts out there, not to mention open relays
set up by inexperienced mail server administrators, that are used by
spammers and virus writers to propagate their particular form of abusive
email. It's not a step that anyone likes taking, but the fact is that
without it, the inbound mail hosts that serve so many people would be
effectively unable to keep up at all with the demands upon them.
That explanation aside, your best bet is to configure your mail server to
'smarthost' all of your outbound email through the RR outbound email
servers. If you get blocked from those, well, then I'd be double checking
your machine as a potential open relay. If you have never tested it as
such, try this site:
"Your friendly neighborhood RR systems engineer"
"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org]On
> Behalf Of Peter Long
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:11 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Trouble sending mail to RR addresses
> okay...that makes little sense to me. RR will accept mail from my client
> via SMTP at smtp-server with a from address that is not @nc.rr.com but
> will not accept the same email from my mail-server sent to one of the MX
> record entries for nc.rr.com. Does that mean smtp-server does not
> implement the same rules as the mx record servers? I guess it only cares
> that you come from a RR domain IP address. So I assume it would also
> work if I setup postfix to forward all email to smtp-server. Correct?
> Peter Long
> Kevin Flanagan wrote:
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> > Pete,
> > If you, like me, have your personal domain hung off of a cable modem,
> > then you are correct in that #3 is your "problem". I just have all
> > clients configured to use smtp-server.nc.rr.com as my outbound server.
> > All is well.
> > Kevin
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