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RE: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Vivien M.
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 16:08:25 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Matthew Crocker
> Sent: August 29, 2003 3:58 PM
> To: Vivien M.
> Cc: 'Mikael Abrahamsson'; nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Fun new policy at AOL
> 
> 
> 
> >>
> >> You switch service provider or give them a whack with the cluebat.
> >
> > And if the "service provider" is your employer/educational
> > institution? You
> > quit your job? Drop out of school? Swallow your pride and 
> suffer with
> > webmail?
> >
> 
> Spend $19.95 getting a dialup account for an ISP with a clue and use 
> their mail servers. If employed charge the $20/month on your expense 
> report.


You seem to be misunderstanding the issue. Let's say you work at
someplace.edu. You want to send mail from home. With the SPF-type schemes
being discussed, your mail MUST come from someplace.edu's server.

If someplace.edu won't set up an SMTP AUTH relay, what do you do? Your
dialup account will let you use the dialup ISP's mail server... But your
mail will get bounced because it's not something from someplace.edu.

Hence, if no SMTP AUTH relay, you're screwed.

Vivien
-- 
Vivien M.
vivienm@dyndns.org
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic DNS Network Services
http://www.dyndns.org/ 





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