Yes I am serious. I have used 5 different ISP's over the years and
not one let sendmail have direct access to their smtp email servers.
They all required me to use their pop3 server which is something
totally different. I believe the original poster was asking about
using sendmail to retrieve email from his ISP's smtp server.  And
it's still a lot easier to install fetchmail than to reinstall

-----Original Message-----
From: Dinesh Nair [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 9:42 AM
To: fbsd_user
Cc: Matthew Seaman; Adam Bozanich; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: sendmail help?

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, fbsd_user wrote:

> I think you are barking up the wrong tree. I don't think you
> how your ISP works. ISP's do not allow direct smtp access to their
> servers, they consider it an security risk to their environment.

are you serious ? i sometimes send mail out, by connecting to my
smtp servers. i believe this practice is the same worldwide.
however, due
to spam and open relays, some isps may filter access to their smtp
to only allow thier customers. this can be done either thru smtp
authentication or by ip address filtering (which malaysian isps

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