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  • To: Esa Laitinen < >
  • From: Lars Marowsky-Bree < >
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 13:33:31 +0100

On 1999-03-11T23:50:23,
   Esa Laitinen LAITINEN@localhost said:

> 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.

Wrong. Our business customers run their own mailservers and blast the mail out
themselves. dito for our Unix dialups - MTAs usually are configured to send
mail directly, which is perfectly legitimate according to the RFCs.

This is the wrong way to block spam.

> 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?

The idea to block dialups is spreading, though, and other people might start
such a list or contribute.

    Lars Marowsky-Brie
Lars Marowsky-Brie
Network Management Netzdienste GmbH - DPN Verbund-Partner

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