17 09 | 2013

Google, your IPv6-related email restrictions suck

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Grumble

After years of waiting, Google has finally enabled IPv6 for their email service Gmail. And a few weeks ago, they updated their policy, adding one specific rule: reject email from IP addresses with no reverse name:

% nc -Cv gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. smtp
Connection to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. 25 port [tcp/smtp] succeeded!
220 mx.google.com ESMTP bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp
HELO boo.example.com
250 mx.google.com at your service
MAIL FROM: <me@example.com>
250 2.1.0 OK bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp
RCPT TO: <you@gmail.com>
250 2.1.5 OK bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp
354  Go ahead bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp
Subject: Test
From: Me <me@example.com>
To: You <you@gmail.com>

550-5.7.1 [2001:db8:8e3f:43c7::12      16] Our system has detected that this
550-5.7.1 message does not meet IPv6 sending guidelines regarding PTR records
550-5.7.1 and authentication. Please review
550-5.7.1 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=ipv6_authentication_error for more
550 5.7.1 information. bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp

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