MTA advice ??

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Mon Aug 25 08:46:12 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.

Actually, most *legitimate* MTAs do not give up after 24 hours.

Sahil Tandon <sahil at>

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