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Re: Branden's mail policies

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 12:40:19PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> I disagree. These days, any moron and their father can set up a mail
> server with proper queuing. That does not mean they can protect it
> against relaying. I se *no* (read that again: NO) reason why anyone
> should run a mail spool on a dial-up. It's dangerous to others. The
> only reason is because they consider themselves too good to spool
> via their providers. And if your argument here is that their
> provider's mail spool sucks, delays or drops mail, or whatever,
> well... switch your goddamn provider then.

I am sick and tired of hearing this argument.

Guess how many choices I have for broadband where I live.

The answer: ONE.

And thank goodness I pay the extra $5/mo for a static IP from them,
because theirs is one of the SMTP servers that sucks.

The fact is, DULs as a blacklist is stupid.  How an IP address is
assigned to a computer has nothing whatsoever to do with what virus
may be installed on it, which spam gang has made it into a clonebot,
or whether it's got an open relay of some sort.

-- John

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