DSNs from bigfoot.com are quarantined

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Aug 31 16:30:45 IST 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:25:48AM +0200, Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> Mark Sapiro wrote:
> > DSN's from bigfoot.com have the following structure
> > ----------------------------------------------
> I have been biothering them with a number of messages. Some smal and
> some large.
> Non of these however ever show the MIME type I see mentioned here:
> > --200808230226058
> > Content-Type: message/partial
> So I am curious how you actually get these from bigfoot.com because I
> can not create a message that will return me such a MIME type.
> The whole discussion here might be a totally different problem that the
> original poster may need to fix.
> Hugo.

If you just send to a non-existent address at bigfoot.com you will not
see the problem. In that case, bigfoot will reject the message at
incoming SMTP time, and the DSN you see will be from your own MTA, not
from bigfoot.

You have to send to a valid address at bigfoot.com that forwards to
some other address which is not deliverable. Then bigfoot will get
rejected when it attempts the forward and the returned DSN will
originate from bigfoot.

In the case I have observed, I am sending to an address at bigfoot.com
which forwards to earthlink.net. Earthlink is (or was) blocking all
mail from bigfoot, so earthlink rejects the mail and bigfoot returns
the DSN.

I don't want to give the address for privacy reasons, but I have
attached the bigfoot DSN with the personal addresses (other than mine)

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro net       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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