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Re: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org
- From: Brad Knowles
- Date: Wed Aug 21 19:37:51 2002
At 5:35 PM -0500 2002/08/21, Peter E. Fry wrote:
Relay through your upstream (hierarchical approach)? i.e. Register
your server(s) with your provider, who is presumably trusted (registered
with the global system).
This is the approach I recommend, and have recommended for years.
AOL does the same. They have a transparent SMTP proxy for all
outgoing connections. They've also explicitly asked to have this
machine added to certain blacklists, so that people who don't want to
receive what is almost certainly going to be spam can choose to do so.
A bit of an aside: I recall AT&T Canada blocked all SMTP from exiting
their network (excepting their own servers, of course) a few years back
in response to a large spam.
If you want to send "real" e-mail using AOL, then use the mail
client provided by AOL. It's that simple.
Brad Knowles, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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