[Greylist-users] Up and running on the real sever - and I

Dennis Wynne DWYNNE at equinoxis.com
Thu Feb 16 08:25:00 PST 2006

I was explaining greylist / relaydelay to another admin yesterday and 
bragging on how well it has worked (along with tighter sendmail params) for 
me.  He read the whitepaper at the link I provided and commented it would 
never work for him - some of the MTAs that send him mail don't retry for 4 
hours - and his users would not want to wait that long. The RFC clearly 
suggests to retry a couple of times in the first hour, but someone has just 
ignored that.


===== Original Message from greylist-users at lists.puremagic.com (Greylisting 
Users and Developers Discuss) at 2/16/06 9:00 am
>I know what you are trying to say, but I think it is a dangerous slippery
>slope.  The RFCs are the law that explains the protocol between two remote
>hosts.  If hosts start doing whatever they want, then we are never going to
>get mail delivered.
>Certainly in a case where there is a problem between two hosts, the one that
>didn't comply with the RFC is at fault.  Period.

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