[Slackbuilds-users] Email address rejected

Thomas Morper thomas at beingboiled.info
Tue Jan 7 19:17:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, 24 Dec 2013, Rob McGee wrote:

> The function is very simple, as Erik has explained before. When a 
> build is submitted, the PHP code looks up the MX host for the given 
> address. It makes an SMTP connection thereto, and does a simple test:
> MAIL FROM:<slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>
> RCPT TO:<your at email.address>
> If it gets a "250 OK [...]" response all is well and your build is 
> accepted. If not, it assumes your email address is bad. No attempt to 
> send actual mail is sent; in either case the PHP code will "QUIT" 
> next.

Without knowing the exact implementation, wouldn't it be better to assume 
a bad e-mail address only when receiving a 5xx permanent error?


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