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Re: Branden's mail policies

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 05:04:32AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sunday June 19 2005 3:55 am, martin f krafft wrote:
> > also sprach Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> [2005.06.19.1242 +0200]:
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > Can't.  Monopoly.
> >
> > Get yourself a separate mail provider then. gmx.net, albeit German,
> > offers SASL-authenticated SMTP access. I am sure others do too.
> Why pay someone else to do what I can do myself for free?

because you can't do it yourself for free - at least not on a
dialup/dynamic IP address.

why can't you do it yourself? because lots of mail servers block all
mail from dynamic IP addresses. regardless of the rights and/or wrongs
of this, it is THEIR server, so it runs by THEIR rules. you have no say
in it. get used to that fact.

to deliver mail to hosts that block mail from dynamic IP addresses, you
have two basic choices:

1. get a static IP address.  this may cost more than a dynamic IP.

2. route your mail via another mail server with a static IP. there are
dozens of secure ways of achieving this. there may be extra costs.

note that there is no third option of whinging about how your rights are
being infringed because your dynamic-IP mail is being blocked. you do
not have ANY right to demand that your mail must be accepted by anyone.
nobody has that right.


ps: as for branden's mail policies - IMO, if he can't email someone because
they block him, he is under no obligation to lose any sleep over it.

craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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