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Re: [Mailer-Daemon@merkel.debian.org: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender]

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 04:31:09PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> You wrote:
> > On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 03:15:07PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> > > Could anyone *please* fix this?  Debian should not send bounces to
> > > forged addresses.  Not only is it very annoying, it also the debian
> > > servers listed in all kinds of DNS blacklists.

> > > I guess the easiest way would be to _only_ accept mail on master,
> > s/master/murphy/ - lists.d.o is hosted at murphy.
> Yeah.  This mail acually was sent to qa.d.o, for which mail is indeed
> handled by master.  

I see. And packages@qa.debian.org is an alias for

> The problem seems to be though, that the different hosts have different
> policies for incoming mail, so when mail is sent to another host, and
> that hosts rejects it, it is bounced to the forged address.  
> Would there be some way to sync these policies?  Maybe by having one
> single hosts handle all incoming mails?

single point of failure? ;-)

Afaik there are at least three different policies implemented by
different admin teams.
- lists.d.o. - Runs on murphy/postfix (probably some fancy regexes
  that reject at smtp time)
- alioth: exim4
- *.d.o (master, gluck, etc.) exim3

And this problem only happens if stuff is forwarded (by aliases or
             cu andreas

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