Subject: Re: Greg Woods - please fix your mailer!
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/06/1998 12:14:48
On Mon, 6 Jul 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> In message <Pine.A126.96.36.1990706111455.15138Gfirstname.lastname@example.org>, Bill
> Studenmund writes:
> > This message is in MIME format. The first part should be readable text,
> > while the remaining parts are likely unreadable without MIME-aware tools.
> > Send mail to email@example.com for more info.
Sorry. Pine of OCURSE strips this part off. :-)
> >... while talking to mail.weird.com.:
> >>>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=2829
> ><<< 550 '<email@example.com>SIZE=2829' sender address target
> >'macro.stanford.edu' is not a valid e-mail domain (there is no MX record
> >for it).
> This is probably a spam filter. The idea is to reject "rapid fire mail
> server" style messages, which are sent directly from dialups, and only
> accept mail from machines which appear to be mail exchangers. I believe
> this is misguided.
I must agree. :-)
> >??? What is this poop? Since when do hosts HAVE to have MX records?
> It's a common bug for some MTA's to be confused and unable to talk to a
> host without an MX record for it.
Weird. How would one nuke such beasts? I can see wanting to do a dns
lookup on messages to make sure they kinda come from a valid account, well
a real machine, but requiring an MX record's a bit much. :-(