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Re: master's mail backlog and upgrade time

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

>> > No: there is nothing "proper" about rejecting mail from a host that you have
>> > configured to forward mail for you.
>> Nearly all of this mail flow is invalid in one way or another.
> Of course it is.  That doesn't make it "proper" to reject such mail when
> you've told some other host to forward it to you in the first place; I'm
> sure it's a pretty common misconfiguration in the context of Debian mail
> forwarding, but that doesn't make it right...

How can I avoid such a problem if I do not have the power to influence
the mail server configuration of the machine that hosts the account I
forward my Debian mail to?

I currently forward Debian mail to frank@kuesterei.ch, and although the
domain is mine, the MX is not.  I have no way to control the spam or any
other policy of this server.  Fortunately (or rather unfortunately
except in this case) this server is really lax in accepting spam (they
only offer to mark it in the subject).  But if it was strict, what
should I do?  Not forward Debian mail and instead get it from master
with POP3?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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