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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005, Jim Popovitch wrote: > I am against port blocking as much as the next guy, I just see port 587 > as a disaster waiting to happen. ISP provided email credentials are > universally transmitted in plain text. If an (insert any ISP here) > employee can be arrested for selling email addresses to spammers, what > keeps them from collecting and selling 587 credentials? If you limit port 587 sending to let's say 1000 email per day you probably cover 99.9% of all normal users, and you're very likely to catch the spammers abusing an account. -- Mikael Abrahamsson email: firstname.lastname@example.org