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Re: Reverse DNS and SMTP
- From: Conrad A. Rockenhaus
- Date: Thu Feb 28 15:52:29 2002
Patrick Muldoon <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> If an ISP who doesn't have reverse DNS setup correctly on their
> mail servers, we point them to the RFC's and generally offer to help
> them correct it.
> We have noticed that our spam has reduced drastically, and the
> complaints are few, but alas this is a double edged sword, where if you
> even block 1 legitimate e-mail out of the 100K+ that we receive daily,
> someone is going to complain.
To be honest, I would do this as a last resort. For example, if their ISP's
(or their own, if they have the block delegated) DNS server is misconfigured,
etc, you might have a issue. Also, some admins have no clue what reverse dns
is, seriously :).
I would use a service like MAPS first to see if that resolves the issue, and
use this as a last resort.
If they don't have an issue with blocking unresolvable ips, then they
shouldn't have an issue with just using an rbl ;).