How does greylisting affect MUAs?

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Fri Oct 24 03:22:51 UTC 2003


> From: Gary Mills <mills@cc.UManitoba.CA>

> > That's a good reason to whitelist for greylisting the IP addresses
> > of those cable or DSL connected home systems.
>
> We don't have a record of their IP addresses.  The DSL IP addresses
> change every day.  I don't see how this could be done.

Good point.  I was too specific.  You need to whitelist them for
greylist by any of the many ways including IP addresses,
various headers, and SMTP AUTH.

> We could, of course, tell them to use the MSA port instead of the SMTP
> port, or use SMTP authentication, or both of those, and exempt those
> clients from greylisting somehow. ...

You and they must already be doing something like that or wouldn't
your SMTP servers would be open relays?


Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com



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