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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: Omachonu Ogali <nanog () missnglnk com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 22:14:19 -0400

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 04:08:52PM -0400, Vivien M. wrote:
If this solution had been implemented 5 years ago instead of the "no third
party relays" system now in place, I wouldn't be opposed to it... But the
issue is that the "use the local SMTP server to send" model is the main one
deployed in the field today, and if you start staying NOW that mail must be
relayed through a domain's particular SMTP server and that server doesn't
support SMTP AUTH relaying, you're now screwed... 

If spam was as rampant 5 years ago, perhaps this would be in place.

Change sucks, doesn't it.

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