Re: Problems with mail system? [Fwd: Returned mail: User unknown]
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 11:57:05PM -0400, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > Perhaps it's from being too geeky myself, but Branden's explanation
> > (the recipient of the error message is not welcome on *THEIR* Internet
> > under the reasoning that they're ... refusing connections from machines
> > with characteristics like [his] (...simply no reverse DNS record))
> > sounds like a fairly direct and accurate translation of "admisitrative
> > prohibition (failed to find host name from IP address)".
> Yes, that's what he said, but what he meant was that people shouldn't have
> the right to decide who they accept mail from, and under what conditions. I
> guess it's been too long since we had that particular flamewar on
They have every right.
They have no right to demand that those from whom they reject legitimate
mail find another way to deliver mail to them, however.
Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
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<evilkalla> heh, I never took a coding class
<evilkalla> or a graphics class
<evilkalla> or a software design class
<vegan> and it shows :P
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