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A better round-robin DNS server
Postfix Antispam
Running out of IPv4 address space?
jconsole remote connections
Missing the point of SPF


Of course, there'll always be some mail servers that don't follow the RFCs properly. Checking the logs, I noticed the following: Sep 26 03:11:47 hosting postfix/smtpd[19263]: connect from[] Sep 26 03:11:49 hosting postfix/smtpd[19263]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from[]: 450 4.7.1 : Helo command rejected: Host not found; from= to= proto=ESMTP helo= Sep 26 03:11:49 hosting postfix/smtpd[19263]: disconnect from[] Now, according to the SMTP RFC ( The domain name given in the EHLO command MUST BE either a primary host name (a domain name that resolves to an A RR) or, if the host has no name, an address literal as described in section So why isn't there a DNS entry for Anyway, to allow these broken setups to skip the "reject_unknown_hostname" in "smtpd_helo_restrictions", (as I don't want to disable it - it catches 95% of the spam) - you need to do the following: * In, add parent_domain_matches_subdomains = yes * In the smtpd_helo_restrictions section, add "check_helo_access hash:/etc/postfix/helo_access" * In that helo_access file, list the offending "HELO/EHLOs" - in this case: OK * Finally, run postmap /etc/postfix/helo_access to build the DB file, and restart postfix. It does appear to be a problem more with some mail server admins than others. (