I made a smtp session on this server mx.laposte.net
Everything went well. The authentication was a success through auth login. The server told me the delivery was done. No error message at all.
But in the end the recipient receive nothing. And the sender didn't receive a daemon. The recipient is hosted by hotmail. I know sometimes only MX server can relay to another MX but the smtp one was a MX. So what ?

Can someone explain me what happened ?
Posted on 2005-04-25 11:41:16 by Djizeus
Sounds like a properly working SMTP server to me. Without authentication, some SMTP servers siimply reject it, others just accept the mail and forward it to /dev/null :)

Knowing hotmail, it could have ended up in their junkmail box, any properely setup SMTP server checks the origin of the e-mail for consistancy. Sending an email from yahoo that has the sender address stated as being from hotmail is going to automatically throw up a flag for any good SMTP server setup.
Posted on 2005-04-25 16:30:19 by SpooK