Help - where to report posting problem

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Tue Apr 20 08:52:57 PDT 2004

* Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. <kdk at> [0428 15:28]:
> Dick Davies wrote:
> >* Bill Moran <wmoran at> [0430 12:30]:
> > 
> >
> >>Here's your answer.  This means that the SMTP server that you
> >>use as a relay is poorly configured.  There is a FAQ entry:
> >>

> >You shouldn't be dumping mails based on the contents of HELO though, should
> >you?

> If I understand correctly, it's not the content of HELO per se,
> it is the fact that the contents of HELO could not be resolved
> to an IP address.

Sorry, I missed the link above. If that's policy, I guess you
have to live with it.
> That's relatively lightweight ... for example, if you connect to
> an AOL MX server (although who really cares to? :-D), you're
> refused if they can't resolve HELO to a PTR record ....

AOL have mail? oh, that's right, I get a few hundred a day
from them, usually their Nigerian users.... :)

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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