Re: exim exposed to the internet
David Fokkema wrote:
I had trouble with my ISPs mail server which was telling me that it
wasn't going to relay mail for me. This is since friday, and still going
Have you called your ISP?
Is it the server (error message) or the people that are saying they
won't relay for you?
How are the average users of the ISP suppose to send email?
Is this an issue of them not wanting you to use a domain name other than
the isp's domain for your email?
I think that for the most cases relaying through your ISP is a good
idea. They are online all the time to handle 5 day's of retrying for
network/dns failures. They should (hopefully) know which customer sent
which email and send it back to the right person if delivery fails and
(hopefully) limit or block outgoing virus generated mail and inform the
sender their system is infected. (*fumes* to the ISP's that send the
message on after *kindly* removing the virus...) I know other people
have other thoughs and reasons, but I think if the ISP will do a good
job handling mail, I have _no_ issues with them firewalling
outgoing/incoming SMTP (port 25) traffic that doesn't go through the
ISP. If I need to send through another mail server, I can use a secure
tunnel or smtps.