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Postby docc » Tue May 17, 2005 2:46 am

hi,

i tried to create an ftp account with a "@mad.scientist.com" address... but i get "E-mail address seems not to be valid". i'm quite sure it IS ;)


is there something you can do? or should i use a different one?


thanks
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Postby sjaz » Tue May 17, 2005 11:22 am

Well, I cant resolve it :/

Ping request could not find host mad.scientist.com. Please check the name and try again.
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Postby docc » Wed May 18, 2005 5:27 am

hmm.. you're right.. it doesn't resolve. but there must be a mx-record for it (i know that it works, i registered the forum account with it and recieved the "welcome"-message)

i understand this is a problem. if you don't accept such hostnames... well, bad luck for me ;)
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Postby afonic » Wed May 18, 2005 12:32 pm

I think the case is not us not accepting subdomain-like emails, just your email is NOT VALID.

I am not sure what trick it uses to work, but I am sure that http://scientist.com/ doesn't offer such emails, does it? Also it doesn't resolve, which means it's not a real email.

I can send you a Gmail invite if you want. :lol:
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Postby docc » Wed May 18, 2005 10:54 pm

mail.com offers them... the mail IS valid and working.

i didn't mean you don't accept subdomain-like emails, but subdomains without a CNAME which do not resolve for pings. an mx-record for smtp messages is present though (checked it with nslookup now)... so mails get delivered correctly.

uhm.. ok, i dont know how dns works in detail. maybe i'm talking rubbish :oops:

i just assume this won't work... i'll go find another one to sign up ;) sorry for the trouble...



btw. afonic, i tried out gmail.. their automatic filters are too tight. spam hardly gets through, but i experienced non-spam messages getting deleted before they even reach the spam folder. i'm afraid i will lose something important eventually..
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Postby sjaz » Thu May 19, 2005 9:03 am

Its ridiculous having MX records but not CNAME/A records.
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Postby zoli » Fri May 20, 2005 6:55 am

hi,

seems mad.scientist.com is a valid DNS record and should work...
Code: Select all
; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> mad.scientist.com ANY
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5164
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 13, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mad.scientist.com.      IN   ANY

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mad.scientist.com.   263694   IN   MX   20 ob-mail-com-bk.mr.outblaze.com.
mad.scientist.com.   263694   IN   MX   10 ob-mail-com.mr.outblaze.com.

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
com.         172438   IN   NS   G.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   H.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   I.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   L.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   M.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.         172438   IN   NS   F.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.

;; Query time: 20 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.10.1#53(192.168.10.1)
;; WHEN: Fri May 20 06:49:16 2005
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 330


Unfortunately, we use a standard PHP based e-mail check, that almost everybody does and it works in 99.99 cases. I do not plan to change that piece of code, because I do not have anything better.

What can you do:
1. register with some another e-mail
2. register with yourname@yahoo.com and change the finger information with usermin late on.
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Z
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