AOL blocking MailScanner messages!

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Fri Dec 5 00:37:34 GMT 2003

I'm running it and I love it.  For the most part, legit email has legit DNS.
If not, admins on the other end need to get off their ass and make their
networking correct, complete and in compliance with the RFC's.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list
> [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Jeff A. Earickson
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 11:16 AM
> Subject: Re: AOL blocking MailScanner messages!
> >
> > However, this has nothing to do with RDNS at all, and nothing to do
> > with what AOL is doing. AOL is implementing refusal of mail from
> > servers that do not have a reverse DNS lookup for their IP.
> It's not
> > rocket science to do in sendmail, i.e. something like this:
> >
> >
> >
> Does anybody else out there run this hack, or something
> similar for Exim/ Postfix?  I'm giving it a test run on my
> mail server right now, and I wonder if I am shooting myself
> in the foot.  Virtually all of the rejections I see smell
> spammy to me.  Comments?
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College

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