Friday, 1 August 2008

Despite being owned by Apple, is very broken. I've added it to Gladserv's "broken sender domains" list so it is excempted from RFC checks until they can fix their servers, because it rejects email for (an RFC MUST).

telnet 25
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 smtpin133-bge351000 -- Server ESMTP (Sun Java(tm) System Messaging
Server 6.3-6.03 (built Mar 14 2008; 32bit))
250 smtpin133-bge351000 OK, [].
250 2.5.0 Address Ok.
550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias:

Also, several of the MXs appear also appear to be overloaded:

telnet 25
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
452 try later
Connection closed by foreign host.

It would be really nice if the big guys could stick to the rules.
Anyone doing basic RFC checks will be rejecting this domain.

Looks like others are having the same problem.

Checking further reveals AOL are rejecting addresses, amongst

Even worse is that clients were not receiving bounce messages from the servers to tell them what had happened to their email.

I've added an exception for this domain to Gladserv's email servers so
email from will get through. I've also submitted them to to encourage them to play by the rules.