[Mimedefang] Hot do I stop becoming a spam relay.

Jeff Rife mimedefang at nabs.net
Sun Mar 11 14:40:27 EDT 2007

On 11 Mar 2007 at 18:19, Andrew Watkins wrote:

> Going back to my original e-mail. I just checked. I logged onto 
> gmail.com and did the following:
>        From:     Me at gmail.com
>        To:        NoSuchUser at yahoo.co.uk
>        Bcc:      me at dcs.bbk.ac.uk (Work Address)
> And I got the e-mail at my work address? So, Why did I get it?

Because that's what the gmail server is supposed to do.

It turned your e-mail message into two separate messages:

- connect to MX for yahoo.co.uk, then
MAIL FROM:<Me at gmail.com>
RCPT To:<NoSuchUser at yahoo.co.uk>

- connect to MX for dcs.bbk.ac.uk, then
MAIL FROM:<Me at gmail.com>
RCPT To:<me at dcs.bbk.ac.uk>

Each e-mail has exactly one recipient.

Jeff Rife | "The old guy was leading a 'Simon Says' game 
          |  when he collapsed.  On the way down he yelled 
          |  'call an ambulance!', but no one moved." 
          |         -- Wings 

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