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Re: Lazy network operators
In article <cistron.407D01BB.email@example.com>, Petri Helenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote: > >>That was solved 6 years ago. You let them use port 587 instead of 25. >>http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2476.html > >How many MUAs default to port 587? The one I use daily does. >How many even know about 587 and give >it as an option other than fill-in-the-blank? Setting up authenticated SMTP in most MUAs is an order of a magnitude more complicated than changing port 25 to 587 anyway. >...back to the computer literacy requirement again... >How many support calls you get by requiring 587 instead of 25? I don't know, but we get a lot of support calls about spam and viruses, so if we can cut back on those .. But the subject is still spot-on: not moving customers to port 587 for mail submission because it would be "too hard" is laziness on the part of the ISP. Mike.