On Sat, 18 Aug 2001 01:25:48 +0200 Walter Hofmann <email@example.com> wrote: > On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Michael Abraham Shulman wrote: > > > Thank you! I use exim and Mew (IM). > > I should have read your mail more closely. But it helped, at least. > > > in ~/.im/Config appears to have fixed the SF problem. I don't expect > > this to fix the hotmail problem, though, since that was a different > > error message. I'll let you know if it does, but meanwhile, any ideas > > about that? > > This could be the same problem, but that's hard to say. It looked more > like a problem with a broken connection. > > You said that the hotmail error message was about a closed connection > after Exim sent "HELO localhost". This could easily be a spam blocker at > hotmail. SMTP says that the mailer should say "HELO name" or "EHLO name" > as the first command, where "name" is the name of your machine. Maybe > you shouldn't (externally) call your machine "localhost". Search for > "localhost" in the exim config file and change it to something > reasonable. > Yep. I had the same problem with my Postfix sending to a Hotmail adress. Hotmail appears to do a reverse DNS lookup on incoming connections, and when the incoming server is not in the DNS, it will refuse the connection. Obviously a spamblock. It went away for me when I configured Postfix to state it's sending domain as my fully qualified domainname (I have an account at dyndns.org). Mart -- 'Quoth the mailserver: 554!'
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