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 <email@example.com> was undeliverable.
> The reason for the problem:
> 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-"Verification failed for <firstname.lastname@example.org>\nCalled: 188.8.131.52\nSent: RCPT TO:<email@example.com>\nResponse: 550 5.1.1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... 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, and this can efectively
> cut them out from communication with many Debian projects.
>  Me, for one. My home ISP demands I only send mail through their
> SMTP relay.
Why does your outbound mail configuration affect sender verification?
The recipient should only check that the address is deliverable, not
necessarily that it is deliverable *to the sending server*.
If you are using your own domain but relaying through your ISP to send,
it seems to be a problem with your incoming server still.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>