Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses

Kee Hinckley <nazgul@somewhere.com> Mon, 19 May 2003 01:06 UTC

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To: Jon Kyme <jrk@merseymail.com>
From: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@somewhere.com>
Subject: Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses
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Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 20:58:51 -0400

At 10:53 AM +0100 5/18/03, Jon Kyme wrote:
>  >
>>  Interesting that the results vary so much by ISP.  Yahoo accounts are
>>  pretty valid.  Hotmail accounts are pretty bad.  AOL is quite good.
>>  Earthlink has a problem.  MSN's slightly better, but still negative.
>
>
>Of course yahoo will say 250 to pretty much anything.
>So these addresses are "valid" in what sense exactly?

They said "no" to 16% of the messages I queried them on.  The 
specific message they used was:

553 VS10-RT Possible forgery or deactivated due to abuse (#5.1.1)

Can you show instances in which they say yes to messages they cannot deliver?
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