[Mimedefang] Re: Simplified single purpose mimedefang-filter

Paul Murphy pjm at ousekjarr.org
Sat Jun 24 11:00:07 EDT 2006

> I'm starting to catch on a little here I guess.  In this  case I
> already know that ISP mail hub accepts the message.  Just the verbose
> output of mailx -v confirms that much.
> The `follow it up with them' is probably a non starter.  The ISP is
> sbcglobal and calling as a user and expecting to get detailed
> information from their mail logs seems like quite a long shot.

So either find another ISP, or don't use their smarthost - there's no reason
not to send direct unless you are on a dynamic address or have some
configuration issue which prevents ISPs accepting mail from you directly.

>   050 235 ok, go ahead (#2.0.0)
>   050 >>> MAIL From:<reader at reader.local.lan> AUTH=<>
>   050 250 ok
>   050 >>> RCPT To:<bobbie at lydia-productions.com>
>   050 >>> DATA
>   050 250 ok
>   050 354 go ahead
> So the mail is passed on by smart host but must still contain envelope
> sender which is not something that can pass any type of lookup.

Um, there's no confirmation here that they have accepted the message and
agreed to deliver it - I'd expect to see something like:

250 2.0.0 k5OEvOlr004930 Message accepted for delivery
221 2.0.0 relay.your.isp closing connection

In this case, it has accepted the message, assigned it local ID
k5OEvOlr004930, and confirmed that you have requested the connection be

If you don't see these, your ISP has not accepted the mail.  I presume though
that you just omitted them?


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