On Sunday, December 29, 2002, at 10:06 AM, Len Conrad wrote:
And there are errors where you need to escalate the 4xx response to
554 to stop the sending MTA from re-trying for days, or just harvest
the 4xx ip's to a new .map filean block with 554.
ISTR Postfix replies with 450 to (almost) all errors by default.
Postfix's new "sender address verification" is extremely effective in
blocking crap that used to get through, but it always returns 4xx so
your reject counts go through the roof as SAV 4xx rejects are re-tried
100's of times. But, in fact, this is more of a resource consumption
for the senders than it is on your MX. And the advantage of keeping
this crap out of your system outweighs the higher rate of repeated
Sounds great. Maybe I'll convert to Postfix soon enough!
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