[thelist] Protecting sender's email addy

Jon Hall jonhall at ozline.net
Tue Mar 13 20:31:45 CST 2001

As hard as it is to believe GTE actually blocks port 25 at their routers!
You cannot use any other smtp server. For the short time I was with them, I
set up an smtp server on a non-standard port on my work machine to get by
I asked them why they do this before I cancelled. The words that came out of
the ladies mouth were.
"We monitor your email"
That is an exact quote.

You can imagine what I said next ;-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Patterson" <ltu97mp at reading.ac.uk>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Protecting sender's email addy

> On 13/3/01 at 4:22 pm, web at master.gen.in.us (Deacon B) wrote:
> > On 13 Mar 2001, at 9:14, Janet Green wrote:
> >
> > Some ISPs will not allow you to use any email address but your own;
> > their SMTP blocks it. Seems to me that I tried out a 30 days free deal
> > with GTE a year or two ago, and decided after three days that they were
> > unusable.
> Do you mean that you can't use a different address, or that you can't use
> different SMTP server than theirs. You shouldn't be able to use a
different SMTP
> server: open relays are easy targets for abuse and spam-mongering.
Actually, the
> SMTP server you use has no relation to your email address AT ALL. I have 4
> different accounts with different providers. I simply use the correct POP
> for each, and change the SMTP server details depending on which provider
> connecting through (I have an applescript set up to do this
automatically). SMTP
> is just a relaying protocol, it doesn't care what you're sending or who
> claim to be, the SMTP relays (like Sendmail) usually just care that your
> address is part of their domain.
> Matt
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