rfc-ignorant (was Re: [Mimedefang] Return-Path help)

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Dec 15 11:42:10 EST 2006

Jan-Pieter Cornet wrote:


> Hmm, David, since when did you change your opinion on rfc-ignorant? :)

Since they de-blacklisted roaringpenguin.com :-)

For those not in the know:  roaringpenguin.com rejects mail from <>
to <postmaster at roaringpenguin.com>  We do this because:

a) We never *send* mail as "postmaster at roaringpenguin.com", so we never
expect DSNs or vacation replies to that address, and

b) We have a real person reading postmaster's mail.  I don't want
that person (aka me) to be sent mail that doesn't have a valid
return path, because it wastes my time.

RFC-Ignorant's owner contended that I was violating RFCs, and I contended
I was not.  We had a big debate and the result was that he added the
third bullet point at http://www.rfc-ignorant.org/policy-postmaster.php



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