[lug] MTA poor reputation issue

Chip Atkinson chip at pupman.com
Fri Jun 20 16:25:45 MDT 2014

On Fri, 20 Jun 2014, Orion Poplawski wrote:

> On 06/20/2014 02:31 PM, Chip Atkinson wrote:
>>  Hi everyone,
>>  Recently I moved a server to a cloud provider to reduce electricity usage
>>  and
>>  noise at home.  I still have my comcast static IP and could keep that if
>>  necessary.  I'd like to move most everything to the cloud but at a minimum
>>  want to turn off the server.
>>  My latest problem is that when I try to email some people from it, I get
>>  errors like this:
>>  (host as-av.iinet.net.au[] refused to talk to me:
>>  554-icp-osb-irony-in8.iinet.net.au 554 Your access to this mail system
>>  from
>> has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor reputation.
>>  If y
>>  ou believe that this failure is in error, please contact the intended
>>  recipient via alternate means.)
>>  If I telnet to port 25, I'm just disconnected with that message, so it's
>>  not a
>>  configuration issue.
>>  Anyone have any suggestions around this?
> My guess is that the previous owner of that IP was a spammer.  One of the 
> joys of getting a new IP address.
> Orion

I don't disagree at all.  Like getting a new mobile number and suddenly 
every collection agency wants you.

I was thinking something like a Raspberry Pi acting as a mail relay to and 
from the cloud machine.  Does this sound feasible or would it horribly 
over tax the Raspberry Pi?

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