[BALUG-Admin] (forw) Re: [smofs] Hosting Recommendations
Mon Jun 16 12:54:45 PDT 2008
Thanks, ... added on my(/our) BALUG "to do" list.
Should be pretty doable and not very hard (even on DreamHost).
I think last time it came up was before I had any access sufficient to
potentially fix it.
Quoting Rick Moen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Passing this comment back. I vaguely recall that whichever kind soul is
> underwriting the hosting of BALUG's presence at Dreamhost (Michael
> Hubbard?) claimed that it's not possible to configure acceptance of mail
> at the RFC-mandated email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org mailboxes,
> and delivery to somewhere useful.
> Dave Anderson (below) claims that this is not the case, that the
> Dreamhost customer merely needs to configure that functionality, to make
> it happen.
> It would be greatly to BALUG's advantage, were that to be done. (Hint,
> Thanks in advance. ;->
>  And yes, I'd be fine with that mail getting directed to
> email@example.com, if that's deemed desirable. Just let me know, if
> ----- Forwarded message from Dave Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:50:20 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Dave Anderson <email@example.com>
> To: SMOFS Mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: SMOFS Mailing list <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [smofs] Hosting Recommendations
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Rick Moen wrote:
> >If you do lookup of "balug.org" at http://www.rfc-ignorant.org/ , you
> >find that it's listed in their "postmaster" DNS blocklist. This is
> >because BALUG's domain is hosted at Dreamhost, and Dreamhost doesn't
> >permit acceptance of mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org . This
> >appears to be typical of Dreamhost: They don't honour RFC-mandated
> >mailboxes, resulting in (some of) their customers' domains ending up in
> >DNS blocklists.
> Something's funny here. Dreamhost certainly doesn't automatically do
> something useful with email to postmaster@<hosted.domain>, but it
> definitely allows the customer to set it up. I just tried this with a
> domain we're testing there, and when I set postmaster as a forward-only
> alias to another account mail to it was received properly.
> Dave Anderson
> smofs mailing list
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