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295957Re: Google rejecting IPv6 mails

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  • /dev/rob0
    Oct 13, 2013
      On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 09:26:12PM +0200, Dominik George wrote:
      > > There is, in fact, no reliable lsit of *all* mail hosts that will
      > > ever (as in, for a long time in the future) be the sending MTAs
      > > of Google-hosted domains.
      > Apart from that, I am tired of implementing exceptions for each and
      > every big proprietary mail provider out there. If a company desires
      > to take part in federated e-mail communicaiton, I expect them to
      > set up there stuff the way others expect it. If there setup is too
      > huge to manage it without awkward tricks, like Google dynamically
      > assigning roles to servers and not even reliably using subnets,
      > whatever, for certain roles, then they are by definition not up to
      > the task of operating it, be it for conceptional or personnel
      > limitations. If we go ahead and teach all _other_ mail systems to
      > fit their needs, we effectively do the work their customers pay
      > them for.
      > I am close to deciding not to opt-in to that and simply not
      > accepting their mail if I can't using standard configurations.

      Amen. Along those lines, Postfix 2.11 will be the most important
      minor version since the introduction of postscreen itself in 2.8. At
      last we can have the benefits of postscreen zombie detection without
      the pain of greylisting.

      Gmail and just about every big proprietary mail provider out there
      maintains lists of their hosts on dnswl.org. Postscreen with a
      relatively simple DNSBL configuration, including a negative point
      lookup for list.dnswl.org, will make this all very easy and low
      maintenance. (Consider signing up for dnswl.org yourself; it costs
      only a few minutes of your time.)


      My postscreen page, not yet updated for 2.11:
      http://rob0.nodns4.us/ -- system administration and consulting
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