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Re: urgent Mail Server

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On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 09:47:05AM -0600, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> Hmm, I'm curious: did you run TMDA locally, or are you saying someone
> else running TMDA couldn't email you?  (I'm talking about the TMDA
> found at http://tmda.net/ )

Neither.  I'm saying I refuse to jump through hoops like subscribing
to *send* to someone else's mailbox.  Screw that.  TMDA's also harmful
for mailing lists and has a tendancy to spam them occasionally with
"confirmation messages."

> Really, I don't see how TMDA could be broken WRT your MX record or
> lack thereof since TMDA isn't an MTA at all.

It's attitude of "deny everything that isn't specifically allowed" and
requiring confirmations from the sending party is both a waste of time
and bandwith.  It also breaks reliable delivery, thus of RFC-2821
and it's predecessors.  It's an extremely chickenshit and lossy
replacement for procmailing defensively.

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