DSN and 4.62.9 problem
maillists at conactive.com
Tue Aug 7 23:31:14 IST 2007
One more comment.
There are other occasions where watermarking rejects legitimate messages.
Sent a complaint to abuse at oneandone.net today. Got back the typical
automated confirmation from <> with a correct in-reply-to but not quoting
everything else (of, course, why should they?). milter-null (that I'm
currently testing) marked it as "DSN or MDN for message that did not
This whole anti-backscatter stuff is based on the idea that the only stuff
coming from <> are delayed DSNs, and that's simply not true. I guess it
works great if you are in the middle of a backscatter storm from a joejob,
but it doesn't work as a daily production solution. And in the case of a
backscatter storm you could just reject all messages from <> without
producing much more false positives than watermarking does.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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