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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


-----Original Message-----
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
institution? You
quit your job? Drop out of school? Swallow your pride and 
suffer with
webmail?


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 
report.


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.

Vivien
-- 
Vivien M.
vivienm () dyndns org
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic DNS Network Services
http://www.dyndns.org/ 


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