Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6}



On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 22:52:12 CDT, you said:

I'm not sure what you mean by "split inbound and outbound", but any
outbound MX host *should* be listed in DNS.

Tell you what. Explain what an *OUTBOUND* MX is, and I'll see what I can do.

The machine in question is *NOT* listed as an MX, because it is *NOT* a
machine that should be accepting *inbound* mail for the domain. Its purpose
in life is to send mail to off-campus sites.

But then, utdallas.edu can't pass that check either - I'm checking back
through the various mail you've sent, and I found this header:

Received: from smtp1.utdallas.edu (smtp1.utdallas.edu [129.110.10.12]) by lists
.grok.org.uk (Postfix) with ESMTP id EA6DD608 for <full-disclosure@xxxxxxxxxx
.org.uk>; Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:54:20 +0100 (BST)

However, the DNS says:

utdallas.edu. 46676 IN MX 10 mx2.utdallas.edu.
utdallas.edu. 46676 IN MX 20 mx0.utdallas.edu.
mx2.utdallas.edu. 76415 IN A 129.110.10.17
mx0.utdallas.edu. 46676 IN A 129.110.10.17

At least SPF, for all it's busticatedness, understood that at many sites,
the MX is *not* the outbound box (and in fact, the asymmetric configuration
is why you need an SPF record rather than testing the MX values...)

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