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Re: verizon.net and other email grief
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 12:36:12 PST, "william(at)elan.net" said: > They are correct in this case. The address entered in RFC2821 MAIL FROM > is "Bounces-To" address and it must accept bounced email and as such it > must accept incoming emails. If the address does not accept traffic as > you indicated should not be used in MAIL FROM and different adddress from > local machine should be used. Please read email RFCs and then you'll Yes - *you* know that the address you put in the MAIL FROM: should be one that you know is willing to accept any bounces you may be about to generate, and *I* know that. The problem is that the spammer (I include A/V companies that still generate rejection notices) knows that as well - and doesn't feel the same need to follow the rules and be a good netizen. Yes, it's a royal pain trying to follow a protocol when you know up front that there's a 70% to 90% chance that the other person is intentionally failing to follow it....