[Mimedefang] MX ->

Kevin A. McGrail kmcgrail at pccc.com
Tue Sep 13 13:04:57 EDT 2005

OK, then I would agree that if you do not have an MD box on the edge of your
network, you should discard.  Otherwise, you should reject.  I'm going under
the assumption that there is no middle-man relay and I'm trying to save my
resources by rejecting prior to receiving the entire message.

To discard, you will need to perform the tests in filter_begin.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Mikesell" <les at futuresource.com>
To: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] MX ->

> On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 10:34, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> > How is this a hostile to the relay?  We aren't even accepting the mail.
> > are rejecting it before the conversation between the SMTP servers is
> > finished.  This email won't even hit your local queue.
> It's unlikely you are talking to the original sender.  Assume a
> forwarding relay has accepted a copy (as I am doing now), then
> trying to deliver.  If you give a 5xx smtp response you force the
> sending relay to construct a bounce.  But you know it's impossible
> to deliver it.

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