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    Default Emailing Users - Have you used it?

    I just want to know if anyone has used this feature with success? This is not the Private Message communication. If you click on the user's name the option for emailing them appears.

    I've been trying to contact a member without success. Not sure if they're going through or what. The member hasn't posted since August, so I thought I'd try the email route... no luck yet.

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    I have never used it before now. I just now used it to send you an email, so did it work? Daryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Other Brother View Post
    I have never used it before now. I just now used it to send you an email, so did it work? Daryl
    LMAO... damn it, it does work! Thanks Daryl. I guess the guy is ignoring me or he never checks his junk mail!

    Thanks again for clearing that up

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    I have used it, both as a sender and as a recipient. Works OK for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod View Post
    I just want to know if anyone has used this feature with success? This is not the Private Message communication. If you click on the user's name the option for emailing them appears.

    I've been trying to contact a member without success. Not sure if they're going through or what. The member hasn't posted since August, so I thought I'd try the email route... no luck yet.
    Works MUCH better than the 50-message limited "PM-PM" feature.
    I KEEP my PM-PM "mailbox" full to force use of it.

    If/as/when the other party hasn't optioned it for use? I ask them to use it to contact me.

    Message count limits? Phhhttt...

    No longer a factor.

    No longer taking up storage on PM's server, either.

    "Somebody might get my email address!"

    BFD. Half of the advertisers in China and ALL the malware/spammers in the former East Bloc already HAVE it.

    That's why spam filters exist. A fellow PM member having your email address is one of your LEAST worries.

    What's not to like about that?


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    I've used it with a less than stellar success rate. Outgoing from me has gotten 2 responses out of ten sent, and I received a pm telling me an email was coming that never arrived. No idea if others have tried to contact me, of course.

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    I use it occasionally and always successfully.

    -Marty-

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    I tried emailing myself and it didn't work. Never have used it, I just send a PM.

    Yes it did work, just took about 5 minutes to reach me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilho View Post
    I've used it with a less than stellar success rate. Outgoing from me has gotten 2 responses out of ten sent, and I received a pm telling me an email was coming that never arrived. No idea if others have tried to contact me, of course.
    The SMTP service PM uses is NOT properly configured per SMTP and BIND rules. They have been told so and don't even understand what they are doing wrong.

    loki2$ host 917145-db6.losasso.com
    917145-db6.losasso.com has address 104.130.114.19
    loki2$ host 104.130.114.19
    Host 19.114.130.104.in-addr.arpa. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
    loki2$
    No PTR RR assocciated. BIND requires it. ITU is an international treaty-level authority. It's the LAW, not just an "RFC".

    With credentials properly set up?

    loki2$ host mail.roadrunner.com
    mail.roadrunner.com has address 47.43.26.44
    loki2$ host 47.43.26.44
    44.26.43.47.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer roadrunner-com.msg.pkvw.co.charter.net.
    loki2$
    On any fully rules-compliant MTA, submitting IP as cannot be associated with a PTR RR will be rejected for lack of proper association to a valid MX sender, and right up-front in the "CONNECT" phase of the SMTP sequence, first few fractional seconds. NO further bandwidth, memory, storage, nor CPU-cycles required to filter possible SPAM. It's a given once the "prime directive" of the rules have been violated.

    Same is true of a great many OTHER sending servers on the 'net, sadly.

    If YOUR OWN service adheres to the proper and strict rules?

    The correspondent who THINKS they have sent an email to you can have those submissions rejected at "CONNECT" or "HELO", or for other SMTP protocol violations, never even REACH "DATA" phase - before the connection is dropped, never get as far as a SPAM filter, let alone you INBOX, Those truants don't even leave much trace anywhere but... in the server's logs.

    You'd have to have "root" on your mail server, or at least MTA-admin privileges to even see those logs, so "trust me..." anal-eyes ing those is a pain in the arse you do not want.



    As badly-configured submitting MTA are the rule, rather than the exception, few receiving MTA dare actually implement those rules. Which block all "botnets", and right about 90% of all spam and malware with no need of any further filtering.

    See 'host.c" in the Exim MTA source code for how it works at its most elegant. My own code contributions to it ages ago were not officially adopted. All they did was add finer-granularity to the log output, which made the log more useful, but also more verbose, so no great loss.

    PM wudda guessed the "more verbose" part, yah? OTOH, it was then Exim itself + PostgreSQL that could do the statistics so I no longer had to wear-out cataract-afflicted eyeballs.



    But there you have it.

    Cut off the careless, block too many of those who RIDE on the careless.

    PM is in good company as victim on that.

    Royal St. Andrews Golf Club did it too. Back when I had a long-time member on one of my mail servers for secure use, I had to tell him to go and use Gmail for social use!

    And then.. I had to use a "sloppier" server myself to get PM's traffic...

    In cometh all the G-D Chinese "we have good cheap..." spam with it, of course!

    Whom else would "harvest" PM as aggressively?




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