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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?
jm> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 14:25:48 -0800 (PST) jm> From: just me jm> What are you, stupid? The spammers have drone armies of machines jm> with completely compromised operating systems. What makes you think jm> that their mail credentials will be hard to obtain? Internal users: With AUTH - correlate message with authenticated user, then forbid mail transmission for them only. I'd rather do that than slog through RADIUS logs. But, hey, maybe if I had more free time... External users: They must send mail somehow. If saying "You roam? Use this port!" is too difficult, try explaining multiple profiles. Short of using 25/TCP on the service provider's network (which could be amusing for those using wholesale dialup providers), users need some way to pass email. Eddy -- Everquick Internet - http://www.everquick.net/ A division of Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - http://www.brotsman.com/ Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building Phone: +1 785 865 5885 Lawrence and [inter]national Phone: +1 316 794 8922 Wichita ________________________________________________________________________ DO NOT send mail to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org -*- email@example.com -*- firstname.lastname@example.org Sending mail to spambait addresses is a great way to get blocked. Ditto for broken OOO autoresponders and foolish AV software backscatter.