Mail Server Rejecting all Messages – Check your Blacklists is listing the WORLD

Monday, March 31st, 2008

It’s unusual for mail servers to suddenly start rejecting messages internally and from external sources. That’s exactly what I saw though over the weekend. A mailserver running mdaemon on Windows 2000 was rejected ALMOST every message that was sent it’s way whether it was an internal mail sender and recipient or external sender to internal [...]

More postfix spam blocking….

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Postfix has a NUMBER of tools for rejecting unwanted messages before they get in the door and waste your CPU time on deciding “hey this mail is spam”. Up until recently I’ve mostly used the check (which in the last couple months has now gone defunct.) When we started noticing problems with’s responsiveness [...]

Is something up with

Monday, December 11th, 2006

I’ve noticed several times in the last week a server of mine that is using postfix has rejected messages due to a failure in the lookup at At first, I thought this was just a false positive in the database at ordb… but this morning I finally “caught it” while it was happening and [...]


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