Re: Disallowing bounces

Hi Olav,

Olav Vitters wrote:
> Per today the mailserver will not accept bounces generated by
> external systems. This as these things are flooding mailing lists,
> aliases and the ticketing systems.
> Note:
> The server doesn't reject an empty envelope from, it just checks for two
> content type mime headers. This won't catch all of the bounces, but
> should prevent most of them.

Will this result in any false positives i.e. will any legitimate email
get rejected by the server? I'm unsure what a bounce message is.

> Further:
> If you use your alias with some external ISP: Make sure the
> envelope from does NOT contain or you'll never receive bounce
> messages. The normal From: can of course contain your alias.

How do I do this? What's "the envelope from"?

> PS: People employing challenge response systems should FOAD.

You could have found a nicer way to say this. Politeness & niceness
counts for something.


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
bolsh gnome org

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