Re: MTA: usage of smart host
Quoting Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> on Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 10:33:59PM -0500, Jeffrey L. Taylor (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Quoting Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > > The page reports my IP as clean. In other words: they're blocking me,
> > > but they can't tell me why they're doing so. I posted this to the
> > > Slashdot story.
> > >
> > > One direct response I received was for how to implement SMTP denial to
> > > domains in sendmail, as I suggested in the Slashdot piece. Wondering if
> > > those of you using various MTAs could post the appropriate recipies
> > > here.
> > >
> > > Peace.
> > >
> > So not only do you not want to send your mother e-mail, you don't want
> > to receive e-mail from her either? And this makes the Internet a
> > better and more open place?
> AOL made an arbitrary decision without informing its subscribers.
> Mom's set up with a GNU/Linux box and Earthlink dialup, should she care
> to use it. Don't worry, I'll be able to mail her.
Ah, but will she actually receive it?
> AOL, OTOH, might be advised about arbitrarially turning its back on
> large portions of the 'Net.
So complain to them. Rather than validating their behavior by doing
the same thing yourself. Yes, it is hard being open. Having
principles is like that.