Re: [Asrg] We don't need no stinkin IMAP or POP, was Adding a spam button to MUAs

"Chris Lewis" <clewis@nortel.com> Sat, 06 February 2010 19:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] We don't need no stinkin IMAP or POP, was Adding a spam button to MUAs
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John Levine wrote:

> Their POP and IMAP servers have thousands of different names, one for
> each hosting customer.

They've already got the thousands of different names.  Adding a second 
to the DNS provisioning mechanism won't be that hard.  And it allows for 
having per-customer selections.

Alternately, or perhaps as a fallback, you could chain it.  Eg: Take the 
IP of your server (which you have to do already), get the PTR, prepend 
"_report", and do your configuration lookup on _that_ name (SRV or TXT).

I still think it a more general solution than hacking the MTA/MDA.