[Theforum] quick change

Ron Dorman rwd at csi1st.net
Wed May 8 20:35:20 CDT 2002

Hugh Blair wrote:

> Michelle,
> How can our current ISP keep you from using -any- mail server? I log in
> across the country through 1 of 6 ISP accounts and still use my own
> mailserver all the time. How could they tell unless they were monitoring
> your traffic? Not really doable.
> Ignore them. Do your own thing.

We have several sites hosted here, with their own domain mail servers,
that had problems with their local access providers restricting outgoing
mail address to the local providers domain.  It is not too difficult, a
single entry in sendmail, since they owned the pipe to the internet.  It
is usually in good intention to prevent spamming but very inconvenient
to customers that own domains hosted elsewhere.

Ron D.

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