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Re: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Aug 28 10:44:48 2003


On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Nipper, Arnold wrote:

> 
> On Thursday, August 28, 2003 4:18 PM, Matthew Crocker <matthew@crocker.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Shouldn't customers that purchase IP services from an ISP use the ISPs
> > mail server as a smart host for outbound mail?
> 
> At least here in DE there are resellers of DTAG which offer DSL connections
> without any SMTP relay. If you want relaying you also have to order a domain
> via them. More funny: you cannot deliver mails to DTAG (actually T-Online)
> as the resellers use address space of DTAG and hence the DTAG servers
> believe you are a customer of them and should use the internal relays ...

I think that is also true of BT in the UK who as the incumbent are the only 
provider of things like unmetered dialup..

Steve





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