NR - List Server changes
Nathan W. Jones
njones at ix.netcom.com
Wed May 6 09:24:52 PDT 1998
For those who aren't on the Ansteorran Mailing List, I'm forwarding this
notice from Pug (he who owns the server that our list is on).
Remember is you have any problems with the Northern list you can sent
email to owner-northern at ansteorra.org and Estrill and I will try our
best to help.
The mail server software on Ansteorra.ORG will change on Monday the
11th. The reason for this change it to reduce the chances of SPAM
being sent to the mailing lists.
Some of the features that this new software has are:
Anti-relaying features to not allow people to use the site as a SPAM
Refusal of unresolvable hostnames. (ie. if the host portion of the
email address is invalid, it rejects it)
Refusal of unqualified usernames. (ie. there is no host portion.)
Access databases to reject known spammers.
Realtime Blackhole List (rbl), which tracks known spammers by their IP
The ability for the administrator to add further header checks easily.
The problems that we'll see is if any of the users on the lists match
any the above criteria.
I know there are people who will have problems with the unresolvable
hostnames, and they will need to contact me to make sure that they
continue to be able to post messages. Several people use this to
put in false headers to avoid getting SPAM. Those lists who already
restrict posts to those members on the list should not have a problem
with this issue.
As well, there might be people using ISPs that are considered "SPAM
havens" and are in the blackhole list. If this occurs to someone, they
should contact me in order to find out how to get off of the rbl
If someone needs to contact me, they should send email to pug at pug.net.
I apologize if any inconviences come out of this change.
Go to http://www.ansteorra.org/lists.html to perform mailing list tasks.
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