[Mimedefang] Rejecting forged senders - comments?

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Sep 20 11:55:46 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 11:12 -0400, Kris Deugau wrote:

> > In the end, I just do what I think is right, carefully reading the RFCs
> > and my logfiles, but taking neither as gospel.
> Indeed.  Local policy trumps anything else.
> If I decide, for whatever reason, to only accept mail from systems whose 
> IP contains a 3, that's my right as sysadmin.  I wouldn't do something 
> like this on a business system, or ISP mail system, but for a private 
> server I'm free to accept or reject whatever traffic I like based on 
> whatever criteria I like.

Of course you can do that, but it would be in bad taste to try
to claim you were following internet standards or RFC's while
doing it.  And I'd say it would be pretty dicey to ask anyone
about interoperability problems while choosing not to follow
standards yourself - that is, everyone is equally free to reject
your messages.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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