Fwd: Problems sending mail from .mumble

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Apr 14 15:17:56 UTC 2008

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:50:25 EDT, Barry Shein said:

>  > So this is (yet another) fishing expidition -- as MIME types are a handy 
>  > list, if any of those strings were present in a header, as in 
>  > mail-from-foo at bar.MIME-TYPE, would any well-known thingee choke?

As a practical matter, 'bar.mime-type' had better be a proper DNS entry, or
a lot of places that do a "is the address at least putatively returnable?"
test (which *should* be essentially 100% - does anybody *not* check this?),
they will find it won't go very far.

As a second practical matter, I suspect that all the places that have already
decided that '*.biz' is a cesspool will be even more dubious accepting mail
from 'foo at bar.application.octet-stream'.

I'm still trying to figure out if this was for real, or if it was intended
to be posted 2 weeks ago and ICANN bureaucracy delayed it... ;) 

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