[RndTbl] Shaw now blocking SMTP port 25
sean at tinfoilhat.ca
Wed May 23 10:33:08 CDT 2007
What he said.
Look at the situation from their perspective, this is the literally
cheapest way to solve a problem and this will only affect a small
minority of their customers.
While this annoys me I understand it, though it would be nice to
request that the block be removed without having to pay a 'business-
The general rule of thumb is to always use the DNS and SMTP relay of
your immediate upstream provider anyways.
If it is a privacy issue then there are easy ways (for the
technically savvy) around it (ie. -L25:127.0.0.1:25).
Was there any notification of the change?
I don't see my bill anymore and have never used their mail system so
I can't assume they just didn't go all commando.
If there was no notification then I'm very sad and wonder why they
have such terrible administration policies.
On 23-May-07, at 7:14 AM, Shawn Wallbridge wrote:
> While I agree it is inconvenient, I would have to disagree that it
> is nonsense or 'net bigotry'. After watching my mail server logs, I
> honestly have to say that I wish _All_ ISP's did this to some
> extent. The fact that probably 50% (if not more) of the spam
> hitting my mail servers comes from consumer DSL/Cable lines is
> reason enough to block it IMHO.
> Being both a SysAdmin and operating a hosting company, it is a pain
> for me to explain to clients how to send mail with Shaw or MTS's
> (or SBC or whichever ISP they are with) SMTP server and receive
> mail with my POP/IMAP servers, I still think it's for the better.
> And I am with Shaw, but I have been using an SSH tunnel to check my
> mail for a few years now, so it's no big deal to me.
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