Slightly OT: Greylisting success or failure stories?

Les Mikesell les at
Fri Feb 4 02:08:54 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 19:34, Jeff Kinz wrote:

> It is inadvisable for anyone using email in a professional capacity 
> to use any form of TMDA (whitelisting/greylisting).
> Why?  Simply put, it makes possible clients, customers, contacts 
> and potentially valuable network points (people) have to jump thru hoops
> to make an initial contact with you.  Some won't bother, you'll lose.

A) Greylisting doesn't need to involve any extra work on the sender's
part - only the normal retries that all standard mail transports

B) Even among people that use email in business, few need to
accept time-sensitive messages from unknown senders.  That is,
you might have sales and customerservice aliases where it is
worth wading through the spam to avoid missing a new contact
but it would not be necessary for every email address in the

  Les Mikesell
   les at

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