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  • From: Esa Laitinen < >
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 23:50:23 +0200

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Mats Dufberg wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> > What do the readers of this list think of ?
> > 
> > To me it seems rather dangerous: while many users will indeed send
> > their mail via their ISP's mail relay, others might well want to send
> > directly, and in complete accordance with the RFCs, for reasons of
> > their own that have nothing to do with spam.
> It is a step towards a very closed and restricted internet. A few weeks

I fail to see any harm in not accepting mail from dial-up lines that 
are not your own.

Legitime users will send thru their isps mail server since it gets them 
off-line faster and it is generally easier to configure. Those who want to 
avoid attention will send directly, and those are likely to be spammers.

If your users (for example customers) have a legitime reason for sending 
directly to your smtp server, for example because you use extensions to 
the smtp protocol, surely you know yourself not to block ip-addresses 
in DUL?

Esa Laitinen  	             If I cannot reply to your news or mail
                             message with reply, you won't get my answer.          Why try to hide away from spam, why not fight   it?

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