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Re: Paul's Mailfrom (Was: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org)

  • From: John Kristoff
  • Date: Mon Aug 26 19:13:23 2002

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 00:59:49 +0200
"Jeroen Massar" <jeroen@unfix.org> wrote:
> Nice rant Randy, but if you even ever wondered why the wording "Mail
> Relay" exists you might see that if an
> ISP simply forwards all outgoing tcp port 25 traffic to one of their
> relays and protects that from weird spam

The point is that 25 is just a number.  You'll eventually be blocking
all numbers sooner or later (and re-inventing dumb terminals).

John




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