On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 02:39:14PM +1300, John @ netTRUST wrote:
I've just had a call from a rather cocky person at
They claim it is allright and common. I disagree, with the exception that it
is common among spammers*. Hence why I'm asking other NZNOG members.
Reply emails go to an auto responder which the company person says is
This issue was bought to my attention when I wrote an email to this company,
though as we handle (I estimate) several thousand emails per day from this
company, I ahve decided to investigate the matter further.
*I am in no way suggesting said company is a spammer, but we're under constant
pressure from customers to increase the level of 'protection' and looking at
their emails, they could quite possibly score a few bayes points.
> > In investigating an issue involving a large online NZ company's outbound
> > email - I read RFC822 which I have quoted below.
> > I note that this company is currently making use of apparently
> > unmonitored return addresses which generate an auto reply.
> Are you saying they are sending (MFROM) Addresses which don't exist (ie
> cannot be bounced back to etc). Or MFROM a valid email address which no one
> reads (ie noreply@XXXXX)
It doesn't really matter what is in the message headers. What matters
is the SMTP envelope sender. If the address given doesn't accept
or do anything with DSNs i.e. bounce reports then the company
concerned will end up wasting their own resources and others'
continually sending messages to closed or obsolete accounts
It is up to you to decide whether you want to accept messages from
robot(a)somecompany.co.nz. If their worth to you is less important
than their annoyance, reject them.
Please use my address as <my name>(a)kci.net.nz
Please don't reply to SPAM, follow any links on it, or make fake bounces.