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Re: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Omachonu Ogali
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 22:14:25 2003

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 04:08:52PM -0400, Vivien M. wrote:
> If this solution had been implemented 5 years ago instead of the "no third
> party relays" system now in place, I wouldn't be opposed to it... But the
> issue is that the "use the local SMTP server to send" model is the main one
> deployed in the field today, and if you start staying NOW that mail must be
> relayed through a domain's particular SMTP server and that server doesn't
> support SMTP AUTH relaying, you're now screwed... 

If spam was as rampant 5 years ago, perhaps this would be in place.

Change sucks, doesn't it.




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