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Re: Why not making /sbin/sendmail a mantadory component for mail operation?



On Wednesday 17 May 2006 23:08, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> > On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 09:42:42AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh 
wrote:
> >>An open outgoing port 25 is commonly blocked by default anywhere you
> >>have non-incompetent network management, unless you are on the
> >>business of selling full internet uplinks for server hosting, or you
> >>do business with spammers.
> >
> > Or unless you want ... customers.
>
> Except that most customers don't know what a port is, nor much less care
> that any are blocked (unless it prevents them from playing everquest or
> chatting).  Most people don't run their own mail servers and can easily
> be convinced by the ISP to use a mail client like Lookout, which is
> pointed at the ISP's outbound mail server.  Personally, I think it is a
> responsible thing for mass market ISPs to do.

<comment mode="SCNR">
recommending the most virus-infected piece of mail-software around is a 
responsible thing to do? 
<comment>
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
  
1. Encrypted mail preferred (GPG KeyID: 0x86624ABB)
2. Plain-text mail recommended since I move html and double
    format mails to a low priority folder (they're mainly spam)

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