New wiki page
J.Ede at birchenallhowden.co.uk
Mon Jun 29 16:38:56 IST 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Gerry Maddock
> Sent: 29 June 2009 16:19
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Cc: MailScanner discussion; mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> Subject: Re: New wiki page
> > > Alex Broens wrote:
> > >> "works for me" != advisable != 100% safe != under your controll
> > >
> > > Technically there is no problem with the method.
> > >
> > > The issue is a moral one - people using this should realise that
> > > owner of tarbaby could very easily start collecting or rejecting
> > > received for your domain either maliciously or by accident and as
> > > using this service have no contract with the provider therefore
> have no
> > > comeback should this happen.
> > >
> > > Whilst the same could be said of any blacklists (they could reject
> > > your mail either maliciously, on purpose or by accident), but
> > > one of your MX records to a 3rd party goes a step further than this
> > > could allow someone to collect your mail without your knowledge.
> > > example: instead of sending 451 at DATA, they could easily do it
> > > the message has been sent (at dot) and you'd be none the wiser. It
> > > would still function the same as it does now except a copy of the
> > > message could be kept.
> > >
> > > At the end of the day - it's all about trust.
> > + not all senders treat a 450 as such.
> > There an $unknown_count of weird apps out there which don't requeue
> > will silently drop a msg after a temp fail.
> Greylisting gives the same 450 error. Are you saying greylisting should
> be used as best practice as well (instead use smtpd hard & soft error &
> sleep times)? Just wondering.
With greylisting most of the methods have whitelists so you can add 'broken' servers to that list to stop rejection happening. So far in over 2 years I've only had to manually add one site to the list. I've seen some comments that using a 451 which I think is server configuration error? often works better than a straight 450, but I've not tried that.
More information about the MailScanner