SMTP Relays...

From: Jay West <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 12:59:16 2004

> But what IF a major service provider was to decide to "reduce spam" by
> prefenting ALL of their residential customers from accessing and SMTP
> but their own [the cable company's].....
> This has actually happended here in NY. You MUST use their SMTP server!!!!
> [they have blocked ALL outbound traffic on port 25 except to their IP!]

You are missing the big picture of how this all works. Them insisting you
use their smtp server (for outbound) is a perfectly sane and reasonable
thing. And what do you mean "this actually happened in new york"? What you
describe is the way it HAS been at probably more than 90% of ISP's for the
past 5+ years.

Jay West

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