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Re: Alioth lists are too strict in checking senders

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 07:23:51AM -0600, Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz wrote:
> In trying to send mail to an alioth ml I got:
> The following message to <pkg-mdadm-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org> was undeliverable.
> The reason for the problem:
> 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-"Verification failed for <prvs=rodrigo=594bf1d30@nul-unu.com>\nCalled:\nSent:     RCPT TO:<prvs=rodrigo=594bf1d30@nul-unu.com>\nResponse: 550 5.1.1 <prvs=rodrigo=594bf1d30@nul-unu.com>... User unknown\nSender callout failed: Sender adress can't be verified trough SMTP check."
> Shouldn't such tests cause, at most, mail to be queued up for
> moderation? There probably are many users who are in no position to do
> anything about sender verification failures[1], and this can efectively
> cut them out from communication with many Debian projects.
> [1] Me, for one. My home ISP demands I only send mail through their
> SMTP relay.

"Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send"

Nevertheless, sounds like your ISP's mail system may be broken.
Perhaps you should also try to persuade them to fix it.


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