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

cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 May 2006 23:08, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>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>

I gues that sort of came out wrong.  It is not responsible for them to
recommend Lookout.  It is responsible for them to block outbound port
25.  Of course, if Lookout is configured to save the password, what good
is it to block outbound port 25?  At least it stops the spyware/trojans
that try to send mail directly.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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