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[ NNSquad ] Re: Comcast limits on outbound e-mail traffic?
Long ago when I used Comcast's outbound mail server I did run into such limits. I don't have the exact details but switched to doing my outbound mail then to DynDNS outbound mailhop service so I don't have recent information. I plan to post my own attitude towards NN issues in the near future. I see this as more peripheral to NN in that it is an optional service and there are alternatives though the primary alternative -- sending one's own mail directly is problematic since AOL and others treat user-originated mail as spam so you pay a third party like DynDNS for vouching for you. A problem with many service-provider mail relays is that they have naïve authentication that depends on being directly connected thus you have to make other arrangements when traveling anyway. This creates the problem of hotels intercepting port 25 as a favor to you but a favor you often don't want. A related problem is that we have chosen to use mail protocols -- especially an addressing scheme that creates names relative to a service provider -- that make us unnecessarily dependent upon third parties and unnecessarily inviting of spam. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lauren Weinstein Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 13:14 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [ NNSquad ] Comcast limits on outbound e-mail traffic? Over on the NNSquad Forum, a poster is claiming that Comcast enforces a "secret" limit of 50 outbound e-mails per some (undisclosed) period of time for residential (presumably dynamic IP address) subscribers ( http://forums.pfir.org/main/messages/714/777.html ). Can anyone verify or provide more information on this matter or similar limits, if actually present, at other ISPs? Thanks. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator