Webone blocking port 25??

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Jul 25 11:34:38 EST 2002

On Thursday, July 25, 2002, at 10:52 , Paul Bryan wrote:
> I was just wondering why you might not use your ISP's mail relay?

These are potential reasons:

1) It's broken

2) It's blacklisted (see (1))

3) It's configured to restrict attachment sizes and you (for whatever 
perverse reason) just *have* to send 10Mb attachments via email every day

4) You have political/pseudo-technical reasons for not using their mail 
relay (eg: they're using Microsoft Exchange, which you don't like/trust, 
which case see (1))

5) Their relay won't forward encrypted or signed email (eg: many 
Government Departments in the ACT have configured their mail systems to 
reject encrypted messages, so I have to turn off GPG signatures when 
emailing my brother, sister-in-law, cousin, uncle, etc at work) - see (1)

I'm sure other people have experiences to add to this list :)


"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to 
choose from"
     -- Andrew Tanenbaum
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 225 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/attachments/20020725/fb853bd5/attachment.bin

More information about the linux mailing list