Greylisting -- Was: Anti Spam

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Apr 27 20:58:02 UTC 2007

On Apr 26, 2007, at 12:15 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> There are legitimate technical reasons that someone may want their  
> mail
> to not be greylisted.  For example, my cell phone's e-mail address is
> in our monitoring scripts to page me in the event of a server failure.
> I would be pretty pissed off if Sprint suddenly started  
> greylisting.  It
> isn't just dumb-ass users making stupid political decisions to reject
> it, although in your case it probably was.

If it is a legitimate mail server, it would be promoted to the auto- 
whitelist.  Not all mail is constantly greylisted by most intelligent  
greylist systems.  Only the first few messages would be delayed,  
until it is established as legitimate.

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