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RE: Fun new policy at AOL
From: "Vivien M." <vivienm () dyndns org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 16:04:42 -0400
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On
Behalf Of Matthew Crocker
Sent: August 29, 2003 3:58 PM
To: Vivien M.
Cc: 'Mikael Abrahamsson'; nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Fun new policy at AOL
You switch service provider or give them a whack with the cluebat.
And if the "service provider" is your employer/educational
quit your job? Drop out of school? Swallow your pride and
Spend $19.95 getting a dialup account for an ISP with a clue and use
their mail servers. If employed charge the $20/month on your expense
You seem to be misunderstanding the issue. Let's say you work at
someplace.edu. You want to send mail from home. With the SPF-type schemes
being discussed, your mail MUST come from someplace.edu's server.
If someplace.edu won't set up an SMTP AUTH relay, what do you do? Your
dialup account will let you use the dialup ISP's mail server... But your
mail will get bounced because it's not something from someplace.edu.
Hence, if no SMTP AUTH relay, you're screwed.
vivienm () dyndns org
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic DNS Network Services