[Linux-aus] SPF problems too

Mark Foster blakjak at blakjak.net
Fri Jan 15 18:52:29 AEDT 2016

On 15/01/2016 7:35 p.m., ac wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:41:01 +1000
> Julian De Marchi <julian at jdcomputers.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi Russell,
>> On 15/01/2016 2:34 PM, Russell Coker wrote:
>>> When someone runs a server that is designed to accept forwarded
>>> mail from another server which doesn't do SRS then they should do
>>> one of two things:
>>> 1)  Whitelist that server.
>>> 2)  Not implement SPF checks.
>> Thanks for your advice.
>>> Someone decided to implement SPF checks on the second server while
>>> not bothering to whitelist the first server.
>> We are in the process of deprecating the old server. We(the admin
>> team), have had a lot of our plate over the past few months.
> <snip>
> Also, while on the topic of email,  I would like to know why my emails
> to the list always is/seems delayed and sometimes disappears?
> (no bounce, no nothing - as in  moderated / dropped / deleted)
> If it is that I am moderated I would appreciate knowing that, so that I
> may rather unsubscribe and reduce the amount of work "on your plate"
The listserv server operates with 'greylisting' (an interesting choice 
for a mailing list).  Check the delayed email's headers and you'll see 
evidence of exactly how the message was delayed.
Don't assume malice where none exists - or at least, check your facts 
first :-)


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