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[ NNSquad ] Re: Comcast limits on outbound e-mail traffic?
At 02:32 PM 11/12/2007, Jay Sulzberger wrote: >If the company disallows email connections directly to and from >the box in your house, then this is a violation of Net >Neutrality, unless the the company explains that what you get is >not a Net connection, but something else. Not true at all. In fact, one of our upstream providers REQUIRES that we block outgoing SMTP from any host on our network which is not a mail server. And it's very much helped us and our users to do so. We're able to catch and disinfect systems which have been infected by crimeware and have become "spambots" and "zombies." We have also prevented our own networks from being added to DNS blacklists. Oh, and by the way, I'm sure that the "every bit is sacred" crowd will also frown upon the use of such blacklists. But the fact is that no ISP can provide e-mail service without them.... --Brett Glass, LARIAT.NET