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Re: Administrative Overheads Arising from UCE

  • From: Richard Kettlewell < >
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 99 13:20:30 +0000 (GMT)

Swa Frantzen writes:
> Paul Mansfield writes:

>> I've tried to spot a flaw in this system, but as long as you make
>> sure you load balance your mail relays with some sort of resilient
>> system, I can't think of one.

The kind of problem that has been previously mentioned is the use of
SMTP extensions supported by the intended endpoint but not by the
ISP's mail server.

> Sure, customer connects and want to connect to his home SMTP server
> in order not to give a too easy place to sniff the contents,
> yet he connects to a random ISP ...
> want to bet the customer will wants your head on plate if he finds out ?

The customer's mail can already be spied on by every ISP the packets
pass through, even without the router magic Paul describes.  I'm not
clear precisely what problem you're describing here.

If you want privacy then you need to use encryption.


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