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Re: smail won't send mail

On Sun, 7 Dec 1997, Daniel Martin wrote:

> On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, Adam Klein wrote:
> > In the past few days, smail has stopped non-local mail.  It returns a
> > message from MAILER-DAEMON saying something like 
> > `551: Have you read DNS + BIND'.  What's going on?
> > 
> > Adam Klein
> > 
> Well, since this problem apparently just came up, it's probably not
> something you did but rather something your ISP did.  Tell me, is the
> visible name as defined in your /etc/smail/config file a name that
> corresponds to your machine in the DNS?  That is, if your ISP were to do
> nslookup <visible_name>
> would they get your machine's IP address?
> If your visible name is not something that directly corresponds to your IP
> address, then your ISP may be doing some kind of weird anti-spam thing
> which prevents smail from sending outgoing mail.
> I use ppp, and so have a dynamic IP address.  I still manage to set my
> visible_name so that it looks ok from the outside, though - see
> http://www.math.jhu.edu/~martind/mybox.html for for I do it.
I'm already using the smail setup described on your page, and it
was working great, until a few days ago.  Thanks.

Adam Klein

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