Julien Vehent on 19 Apr 2012 04:26:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] large email volume for comcast user

On 2012-04-19 6:39, Gary Duzan wrote:
In Message <a039799386ef581fe6e229ec9ab2edb3@njm.linuxwall.info>,
   Julien Vehent <julien@linuxwall.info>wrote:

=>Is comcast really going to count the number of SMTP connections he opens to

=>other SMTP servers every months ? That seems silly.

   Why count them when you can simply block them? When I had Comcast
they disallowed any outgoing SMTP, except to their mail server,
where it is easy to count them. Now I have FIOS, but I still route
email from my home network over a VPN tunnel to a Xen VPS I run.

					Gary Duzan

Doesn't look blocked:

$ nc alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com 25

220 mx.google.com ESMTP s1si19795832wia.9
ehlo julien.comcast.residential.com
250-mx.google.com at your service, [68.X.Y.Z]
250-SIZE 35882577

But I agree that routing through a dedicated static IP is better. That's what I do as well. Just don't pick a VPS on amazon because the entire amazon IP range has been flagged by spamhaus and others.

- Julien
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