Could Be OT: How many people only accept reverse DNS lookupmail?
Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us
Thu Aug 24 19:04:17 IST 2006
Michael Baird wrote:
> I've been testing http://smfs.sourceforge.net/smf-sav.html this milter
> as well, on a lower pref MX (Spam Catcher). It goes further then just
> checking reverse DNS, it also checks whether the domain actually
> accepts mail, and if it accepts mail for the specified sender.
Just installed this on a test server and a third level mx gateway (that
gets maybe a half dozen non spam emails on a good day!)
Have one question though - how do these sorts of milters deal with
mailing lists? An awful lot of them seem to send from no-reply
addresses. Do list senders typically create a valid account and just
quietly drop any mail back, or what? I can see the sender check
dropping a lot of valid email from lists so am a bit leary about it. Am
I losing sleep over nothing?
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