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Re: Verizon is easily fooled by spamming zombies

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Wed Jun 01 14:17:32 2005

On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Gadi Evron wrote:
>
> There is no real reason why you should be able to email out with
> bush@whitehouse.gov using Verizon's own servers.

perhaps not that, but surely user@vanity.domain and if they do/have auth
info they can even see who it was when there are problems.

>
> If you are an advanced enough user to have your own vanity domain then
> you are advanced enough to have your own SMTP server. If port 25 is
> blocked, you can probably sort this out with your ISP (if said ISP is
> responsive to your needs) and/or move an ISP.
>

1) monopoly isps
2) standard config
3) lack of ability to make 1/2/3 changes here/there/everywhere (config
drift) for customers not paying more than the 'standard'.

There are other reasons of course. Also, customers with their own
SMTP/IMAP services COULD just do tcp/587 'submission'... but we covered
that ground already I think?




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