How not to set up your mail server (part 1)

March 6, 2006

From our SMTP server logs:

remote from []
554 Unresolvable HELO name:

There is such a thing as taking the instructions too literally. (Or perhaps the error here is in not following instructions; who knows.)

This appears to be a PLESK-based setup (judging from the web page on that IP address), which does not make me any better inclined towards these people. Sometimes I think it has become too easy to set up machines on the Internet.

For bonus points, the IP address claims to have the name 'customer-reverse-entry.'.

Written on 06 March 2006.
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