AOL blocking MailScanner messages!

Ken Anderson ka at PACIFIC.NET
Sat Dec 6 00:59:13 GMT 2003

Res wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Ken Anderson wrote:
>>>Can you explain why we should operate non compliant mail servers? JUST to
>>>get mail from other non complaint mail servers?
>>Is accepting mail from non-compliant servers non-compliant?
> Well, that comes down to each individuals interpretation, mine is yes, a
> non compliant server, is in effect 'broken', why should my network be at
> risk from somthing a broken server sends, I mean if you know a server is
> an open relay, do you knowingly allow it to send mail into your network?

That's not an rfc, that's not non-compliance. That's your interpretation
(or rather opinion). But if that works for you, that's great.
I have customers, and it's their interpretation that quickly becomes my
problem if I block mail from their relatives. :-)


> --
> Regards,
> Res
> Network Administrator
> Postmaster / Abusemaster / Flamemaster
>  Australian Hosting Services

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