[TAG] A couple of questions regarding Mail policy
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Jun 24 21:03:53 MSD 2004
On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 04:18:24PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Thus, your system can conduct those (in my experience _highly_ useful)
> checks and issue a meaningful Delivery Status Notification (SMTP error
> code and text message), accordingly. Something like:
> 550 Delivery refused, because the alleged sender domain lacks a postmaster
> 550 address as required by RFC2821.
Shouldn't that first one be '550-'?
And *can* you do extended reply messages in SMTP, like you can in FTP?
I never read the RFC that deeply.
> Further, Debian's package maintainer (I'm mentioning this in case that's
> what you run) has made his Exim4 package default to a configuration mode
> in which there's a tree of configuration fragments inside /etc/exim4,
> from which /etc/exim4/exim.conf gets assembled by a script. The idea is
> that such as structure is more friendly to automatic upgrading and
> maintenance routines -- and it is. It's just a little difficult to get
> used to, at first.
It's similar to the architectural work RedHat did on things like xinetd
and SysVInit and the /etc/sysconfig stuff. It does make things easier
to *do*, at, as you note, the cost of a little more learning curve.
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
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