OT: fighting rbl's
paul at city-fan.org
Tue Nov 30 14:51:37 UTC 2004
Chris Hewitt wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 04:18, Thomas Zehetbauer wrote:
> I do not see any problem in everyone using their ISP's mail server for
> outgoing email. It is easy to configure and provides some anti-spam
> measures for the ISP and for any unfortunate end-user mis-configuring a
> smtp server for open-relay.
> Thomas, why would you not want to use your ISP's outgoing mail server?
I only use my ISP's mail server for sites that I cannot reach directly. One of
the disadvantages of using the ISP's server is a loss of control; once the
mail is delivered to the ISP you have no control over redelivery attempts (if
the remote MXes are down), can't see if the mail has actually been delivered
to the remote site's mail server etc. Knowing such things can be very useful
when diagnosing mail problems.
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