Help - where to report posting problem

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Tue Apr 20 09:29:19 PDT 2004

On Apr 20, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Dick Davies wrote:
>> Looks like the 4th bullet point applies here.  Whoever admins
>> that mail server needs to fix the config so it uses a real
>> host/domain name in the HELO command, not "popimap02.icare.priv"
> You shouldn't be dumping mails based on the contents of HELO though, 
> should
> you?

According to the RFCs, no.  But then, at one point not long ago, every 
mail server was an open relay, and would accept and forward mail sent 
by anyone to anyone, which was also what the RFCs specified.

The majority of attempted network connections are malicious nowadays, 
thanks to spammers and viruses, which makes strict RFC compliance 


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