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RE: The anti-abuse rDNS check that FTP gave up

> It's ridiculous to put in meaningless PTR records (the kind that just have an IP
> address embedded in them) just so that stupid filters that check for the
> existence of PTR records will think they're valid.   It just gives more
> appearance of credibility to a check that never was meaningful in the first
> place.

That's why most receivers put in logic to ensure the PTR was valid AND meaningful long ago.

> > He got that resolved, but today, if you want to setup an MTA to send out
> mail, you have no choice but to make sure the machine IP has an PTR record.
> ... and to kiss the assess of the RBL operators, and to pay tribute in any
> number of other arbitrary ways to others who threaten to sabotage your
> outgoing mail.

Seriously?  You still view that DNSBL operators function in that fashion?