[Greylist-users] Possible Enhancements

Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold friz at godshell.com
Mon Jan 24 14:07:13 PST 2005

I was reading some postings on Nanog regarding mail and saw what 
appeared from the start to be a semi-decent idea...

What if the greylisting process checked for an MX record, and did a 
simple callback to see if the server was live?  If the answer is yes to 
both, then allow the mail through.  If not, go through the normal 
blocking procedure, flagging the entry as already tested..  ?  That 
would cut down on delaying legitimate mail, while still blocking mail 
from zombies.  (Even if a zombie responded to the callback, it's nearly 
impossible for the zombie to have a valid mx record...)


Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold
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