At 4:28 PM +1200 1999/9/24, Joe Abley wrote:
> How much mail does the use of the MAPS DUL reject?
I don't know about the stats from hub.freebsd.org, but from my
experience it rejects a relatively small amount.
> How much of that do you think is worth rejecting?
Again, from my experience, most of it. Damn few dial-up users
around the world are clueful enough to be able to run their own mail
server properly, and to be able to prevent it from being used as an
IME, the *vast* majority of people with dial-up accounts that
attempt to directly contact remote servers are in fact junkmailers
that are attempting to secretly send out their effluent while
by-passing the mail servers provided by their ISP, so that they
hopefully don't get detected.
A classic example of this would be someone using a throwaway AOL
account to send out as many junkmail messages as they can in several
hours through a number of open relays, knowing that they will be
detected and the "free" account will be terminated in a few hours.
This is becoming pretty standard practice, and is generally recommended.
These are my opinions -- not to be taken as official Skynet policy
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