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RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org

  • From: James Smith
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 16:55:13 2002

Title: RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Blayzor [mailto:rblayzor@inoc.net]
> Subject: RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org
>
> > I'm not a company, I'm Joe Blow private citizen - do you
> expect me to
> > pay $100 just to sign up with AOL?
>
> If you are Joe Blow private citizen, why would you need to run a mail
> server?  Would you not use your ISP's, at least as a smart relay?
>
Because he doesn't want to. He already provides POP3/SMTP services to me under his own domain name, and why should he change his servers to permit me to send mail as if from another domain where I do have a "real" mail account?

I hate the free stuff (no POP3/SMTP unless you pay), I already have my own on another domain (for which I pay), and I don't want his (because I don't want to keep changing email addresses everytime they get bought out/sold).

In short, because if I have to depend on my ISP for my convenience, it won't get done, unless it's done their way. I use it for outbound only, I pop my mail from my other provider...

James H. Smith II
Speaking for myself...




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