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Dumb mailer rejection reasons

Posted on 2004-10-25 23:06:15, modified on 2006-01-09 16:29:22
Tags: Networking, SMTP, Email

Some mailers are dumb (see previous article), but some people who configure them are dumb too! After a mass mailing, I got the following errors:

<>: host[] said: 550 sorry, user is temporarily unavailable (#5.1.1 - chkusr) (in reply to RCPT TO command).
If it is a temporarily error, give me a 4xx error, not a 5xx error!

<>: host[] said: 554 <[]>: Client host rejected: No China Spam (in reply to RCPT TO command)
Yes. But I'm in Australia. Wrong hemisphere mate!

<kouichi@MysticWALL.COM> host mailmaster.MysticWALL.COM[] said: 550 <[]>: Client host rejected: We don't accept mail from spammers (in reply to RCPT TO command)
Can you please check my SPF records? Thanks!

<>: host[] said: 554 5.7.1 The message was categorized as SPAM. (in reply to end of DATA command)
At least they checked the content, but it would be nice if they could get me the score from the spam-scanner so I could see if I was maxed out or that it was just with my toes over the line.

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