Mailing List Message #7295
From: Tod Fitch <>
Subject: Re: unverified spam delivered
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 09:07:51 -0800
To: SIMS Discussions <>
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At 08:50 AM 12/1/2000 , Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
I am running Stalker 1.8b8. I have "verify return paths" checked in the SMTP
settings. Yet just now a piece of spam was delivered which failed to verify.
Here is the relevant log:

16:15:06 3 SMTP-022( Failed to verify. Real address is
16:15:08 2 SMTP-022([]) {S.0000022627} received, 1489 bytes
16:15:08 2 SYSTEM [S.0000022627]
<> 0+1
16:15:08 2 SYSTEM(POP) [S.0000022627] delivered to (akiko)
16:15:08 2 SYSTEM [S.0000022627] deleted

I have only been using SIMS for a couple of weeks so I may be
misunderstanding something, but I thought once a connection failed to verify
it would be refused (?)

I believe that with "verify return paths" SIMS only verifies that the return path actually exists. In this case the mail was from a MX look up on yields:

Non-authoritative answer:        preference = 10, mail exchanger =
Authoritative answers can be found from:        nameserver =        nameserver =  internet address =    ??? unknown type 28 ???    ??? unknown type 28 ???    internet address =    internet address =

So that return path exists.

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