[clug] Fixed IP ISP

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Thu May 13 23:47:13 GMT 2004

On 13 May 2004, Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Of course the other problem with having a mail server on a dynamic address
> (for incoming mail) is that if your machine goes down and someone else
> gets your old address and the DNS is still showing your old address
> (because you are still down) and the new person runs a mail server, they
> will (almost certainly) reject your email (unless, of course, they are an
> open relay :-)) ...

Right, incoming SMTP is one thing that might not work very well.  
But I would suggest that it is not such a good thing to run on a 
home machine, because if it's ever down for a day or more (on holidays,
power out, hardware failure, ...) then your mail will start bouncing.

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