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Re: Alioth lists are too strict in checking senders

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 04:01:20PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz:
> > 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?
> Why bother distributing it over the mailing list? It's rather likely
> you can't contact the author of that message because his or her
> mailing system is thoroughly misconfigured.

Is 'forced to relay through a gateway' an instance of 'thoroughly
misconfigured'? Or is it just a corner case not worth bothering for?

(I'm not _quite_ trolling. I'd like to know if I ought to spend the
effort to change my otherwise-mostly-working configuration.)

Rodrigo Gallardo
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