Postfix stable release 2.8.7
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Postfix stable release 2.8.7 is available. This contains a workaround
for a problem that is fixed in Postfix 2.9.
* The postscreen daemon, which is not enabled by default, sent
non-compliant SMTP responses (220- followed by 421) when it
could not give a connection to a real smtpd process. These
responses caused some remote SMTP clients to return mail as
The workaround is to hang up after sending 220- without sending
the 421 "sorry" reply; this is harmless.
The complete fix involves too much change for a stable release:
send the 220 greeting, wait for the EHLO command, then send
the 421 "sorry" reply and hang up.
You can find the updated Postfix source code at the mirrors listed