On Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:09:51 +0200 lu...@proxima.alt.za wrote: > > I can't be certain but looks like proxima.alt.za delegates > > actual email delivery to turo-smtp.net. > > There's a transparent proxy just the other side of my long-distance > wi-fi link, I'm not sure why my ISP feels they have to pay a third > party to interfere with email, but I think there may be a national > intelligence issue involved: our government has mooted digital > communication interception regulations for a while, but I haven't > followed the details. I know whom to ask, though. > > In the meantime, I note that the transparent interception does not > apply to the "submission" TCP port, port 587, so I think I'll hack > smtp to use that instead. Right now, I'm going to build a copy of > smtp with a modified mxdial.c, but I wonder what a consensus here > would be: an option to smpt that invokes a "submit" function that only > differs from mxdial() in the use of the service argument, or a generic > port number on smtp's command line with a more complex, but now common > to both options, mxdial()?
Seriously, why bother. There are probably other agencies doing transparent snooping (and with a subject line with words like "Atom" and "troubles", this thread has probably set off alarm bells in all sorts of TLA agencies). Just invoke your "submit" function to them : )