MTA advice ??
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Aug 25 05:50:13 UTC 2008
Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> Receiving mail directly will be more possible, but tricky. You will
> need to use a dynamic DNS system. Also do consider uptime and
> reliability. In the old days, if one MTA couldn't reach another it
> would hold stuff in its queue for four or five days. Now, most MTAs
> appear to be configured to give up after 24 hours. So if your
> mailserver is down for a day, mail will be bounced and never delivered
> to you.
In which case those mail systems are not in compliance with the RFCs.
RFC 2821 Section 126.96.36.199 says:
Retries continue until the message is transmitted or the sender gives
up; the give-up time generally needs to be at least 4-5 days. The
parameters to the retry algorithm MUST be configurable.
ie. 4-5 days is the /minimum/ time to hold messages in the queue and
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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