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Re: and other email grief

  • From: Paul G
  • Date: Fri Dec 10 15:24:45 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roy" <[email protected]>
To: "Rich Kulawiec" <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: and other email grief

> While I can't speak to what Verizon is using, Both Exim and Postfix have
> very same feature called "address verification".  Its in use at a number
> ISPs.  My systems reject 1000's of messages every day because of
> verification failures.

i've never seen this done with postfix, but i know that exim's default
'address verification' for non-local addresses just checks that the domain
in the from is valid and that an mx record exists for it. they also have
what they call 'callout verification', which is equivalent to what is being
discussed, but the documentation makes the drawbacks painfully clear and
suggests that it only be used against hosts within the same organization.
i'm not a fan of exim, but it appears that although they've given users the
rope, they've been diligent enough to label it appropriately.


paul galyinin