[svlug] Outbound email and MAPS and RBL and AOL and ugh!
dalgoda at ix.netcom.com
Fri Dec 17 11:08:31 PST 2004
On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 01:04:06PM -0500, Walt Reed wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 09:34:49AM -0800, Mike Castle said:
> > If you just configure exim to always forward your mail through your ISP,
> > then you don't have to worry about maintaining a moron list.
> Several issues with this including:
> * Many ISP's email servers are not reliable
Then get a different ISP. And be sure the let the ISP you're leaving know
> * Some ISP's only allow you to use addresses that contain their domain
Same as above.
> * You lose the ability to actually track what happened to the email
> completely. ("my email to you is stuck in the spool because your email
> server isn't accepting connections...") This is huge actually. Many
> times you won't know that an email can't be delivered for DAYS while
> the relay continues to retry.
Email was never intended to be an instaneous communication. Any
expectations otherwise are unfounded.
> * You and the recipient support TLS yet the relay does not
Again, vote with your pocket book and get a different ISP.
I've seen these arguments over and over. They've always been bogus.
Mike Castle dalgoda at ix.netcom.com www.netcom.com/~dalgoda/
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