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Re: master's mail backlog and upgrade time

On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 01:41:31PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> 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?

Grabbing your mail off of master is one option.  For that matter, continuing
to forward it is an option, too... just, y'know, don't try to claim that
sending SMTP rejects back to master is a *good* thing...

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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