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Re: VeriSign SMTP reject server updated
On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 08:31:27PM -0400, Joe Provo wrote: > > We are interested in feedback on the best way within the SMTP protocol > > to definitively reject mail at these servers. One alternate option we > [snip] > > Wrong protocol. There should be *NO* SMTP transactions for > non-extistant domains. Not so. The correct "solution" is to remove the wildcarding. Until that happens, the best thing to do IS accept and then reject mail. This is significantly better than leaving it to expire in a spool after 5 days. You might be find allowing the mail to sit in your spool, but for those admins who manage large-scale systems where a queue will grow to several gigabytes in a day or less under there conditions, verisign not answering SMTP would be BAD. Verisign aren't stupid. They know how much of a problem not talking on port 25 would be for the large ISP's around the world. They might put up with our bitching, but I'm sure they don't want multiple lawsuits sitting in their mailbox for breaking an ISP's mail.