unwise filtering policy from cox.net

William Herrin herrin-nanog at dirtside.com
Wed Nov 21 16:01:05 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 1:51 AM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> >An unfortunate limitation of the SMTP protocol is it initially only
> >looks at the right-hand side of an address when connecting to a
> >server to send e-mail, and not the left-hand side.  This means
> Sure, it's an "unfortunate limitation", but I hardly think it's
> an issue to hand-wave about and say "oh, well".
> Suggestions?

Standardize on abuse at abuse.domain.whatever? If an MX exists for
abuse.the-domain-you're-looking-for then send to that instead of to
abuse at the-main-domain?

Bill Herrin

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