Sender Address Verification

Mail Admin mailadmin at
Mon Jul 13 17:41:46 IST 2009

Thanks for your comments. I will search the list and review the way I use it and re-think my strategy.

Kind Regards


From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Hostmaster
Sent: 13 July 2009 16:35
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: RE: Sender Address Verification


>I recently deployed the smf-sav, which works quite well. It takes a lot of load off mailscanner.

>I recently got listed on backscatter because I have used it on one of “their” members so it seems.

>Looking on their Web Site it seems there is nothing I can do only pay them 50 euro to get delisted, and then what happens if I do >sav again?


>Have any of the list had this issue, with smf-sav?  Is there anything that can be done from your experience? I do not want to turn >off smf-sav.


>Thanks to you all


I am assuming you mean you have been listed at


I must admit that I find something particularly distasteful about being on the receiving end of sender validation lookups, especially considering that some of our servers receive email for domains which they do not send email for. In my opinion, nobody should rely on someone else’s resources (memory and CPU time) to work out if they should accept an email, and I guess that the Backscatter blacklist was built on this basis – their sender callout policy is here - and I have to say that I agree with all points.


I am pretty sure that this has been discussed on-list before and that some people have very strong feelings in both ways regarding callouts, so it might be worth searching the list archives for further info on the subject.

Best Regards, 








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