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November 17, 2011, 07:51 PM
Sir. I recently became active on the Firing Line again. I have instant notification in my profile for threads I have subscribed to. My email address is current. I am not receiving any notices. I checked with the owner of my server and he has not received any email notices from the firing line. What am I doing wrong. I will check this thread again as I am not receiving email notices.

Thanks for any assistance.

November 17, 2011, 10:45 PM
Your mailserver is being extremely picky about what it accepts. It's rejecting the [email protected] smtp envelope address tfl was sending mail from. The vast majority of mailservers ensure that host is valid, but not that mail for [email protected] is accepted.

The envelope from address is now accepted, but I'm not sure that's a good permanent solution, because that mail ends up going nowhere and is read by no one. I'm not in favor of that, because if mail isn't automatically processed or forwarded to a human, IMO it shouldn't be accepted at all.

The vbulletin notifications are entirely automated and there should not be a reason to ever need to reply to one, hence why the return address was not accepted.

Al Norris
November 17, 2011, 10:50 PM
I looked at your settings, but didn't see anything that would stop you from receiving notifications.

According to what is set, this is the only thread you are subscribed to.

ETA: Ah, tyme got to it!

November 18, 2011, 06:19 AM
Dear Sir

Thank you both for the response. Do I need to do anything on my end.

November 18, 2011, 09:36 AM
It's rejecting the [email protected] smtp envelope address tfl was sending mail from

It would be helpful to know what the "[email protected]" is so that I can add an exception.

The mail server is checking to ensure that the sender is valid. It would be easy to correct if it was coming from thefiringline.com


November 18, 2011, 09:47 AM
never mind, I found out what it is.


November 18, 2011, 01:36 PM
The from address is now accepting mail, if I wasn't clear in my first post. It looks like at least one other mailserver was rejecting email for the same reason.

I'm curious if you consider that anti-spam measure to be productive? It's on the aggressive fringe of anti-spam measures...