The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

So this is what it feels like on the other side

I subscribed to a mailing list today. I had to wait until the validation email passed through the greylist daemon on my system, but once that happened, I can start replying to the list.

Only the first post I made didn't go through. There was no error reported. There was no bounce message. Nothing. I checked to make sure I was using the address I signed up with (I did) and the filters on my email program were correct (they were).

I then checked the logs and behold:

Oct 30 19:07:41 brevard postfix/smtp: 023E22EA679B: 
	status=deferred (host XXX­XXXXXXXX­XXXXXX[XX­XXXXXXXX­XXX] said: 
		Recipient address rejected: Greylisted, 
		(in reply to RCPT TO command))

Ha! I'm being greylisted right back! This is the first time I've noticed my outgoing email being greylisted. I find this amusing.

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