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some big companies are just stupid with email

4/7/22

Over the past few weeks, I've been seeing this in my email server log:

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Some big companies will farm out their promotional email needs to a separate service mainly because they're just lazy. This instance in particular is funny because the company trying to send me promotional messages has the service set up wrong.

What's funny is that in the server log, I've seen them try to send me email over and over again. They try and send the message and it gets rejected. They try again 20 minutes later, rejected. Another 20 minutes later, rejected. Try again 2 hours later, rejected. This has been going on for weeks.

I'm not even blocking these guys at all. When they send a message to me, it hits the DKIM and right there is where the sender verification fails.

My guess is that whoever keeps trying to send me messages from that company is seeing the errors but just can't figure out what's going on. Dude, it's SPF and DKIM. Stupidly easy to set up. The service provider even explains it in a way a child could understand.

The upside is that the messages they're attempting to send are most likely just spammy crap anyway, so no harm no foul.

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