MTA advice ??
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Mon Aug 25 18:12:46 UTC 2008
On Aug 25, 2008, at 12:49 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>> 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.
> In which case those mail systems are not in compliance with the RFCs.
> RFC 2821 Section 22.214.171.124 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.
Thanks for that. I will point that out to the appropriate postmasters
the next time I see delivery attempts give up before this. Not that
it will do much good, but I will try.
I wonder whether rfc-ignorant.org has a category for this. Hold
on ... Nope. They don't have this category of (2)821 violation.
The original poster may wish to take a look at rfc-ignorant.org to
make sure that they feel confident that they can run an Internet-
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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