We reject tons of junk from static ISP-branded IPs with a broken or absent DNS. If one wants to serve their own email from their static IP, they should have the decency to serve their own authoritative DNS, instead of blaming the ISP or writing philosophical crap on mailing lists.
Sent from ProtonMail Mobile On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Rui Ribeiro <ruyrybe...@gmail.com> wrote: > I would advise not assuming the email ISP will forward blindly all the email > it gets. Back then years ago I ran an ISP, and the most strange ever support > call I get was a competitor buying a modem of ours, and escalating a support > call our email server was not forwarding *their* email. C: Well, our main > server queue is full of messages and spam, and we just pointed our email > server to yours to alleviate it...and it does not goes through.... ME: You > know our central email server besides having anti-spam and grey listing, only > forwards our own domain, right? (we had other email servers for corner cases, > but it even then it would not fit their...special case) On 8 August 2017 at > 22:39, Kevin Chadwick wrote: > I understand that given everyone uses gmail, > hotmail or mail provided by > some multinational hosting service they assume > mail coming from > residential connections cannot be other thing but spam > sent from hacked > machines. But someone paying for a static IP in a > residential > connection is the opposite case. When you have to deal with > thousands > of users you resort to any trick you find on the Internet and > start to > blindly blacklist all; this is a big servers problem. And the more > > users you have to deal with the worse. On the contrary, from my part, I > > have just a pair of personal addresses, so it's not a big deal for me to > > audit my server and use more sane, less harmful and, overall, more > > effective measures to filter spam and to prevent spam be sent from my > > machine. And I think this is the direction everyone should point to > instead > of resting day after day more and more on big companies for > everything. In > general, everyone should tend to decentralize instead of > monopolize. The > real problem is the passive attitude most people assume > in the use of the > Internet (and life in general but I don't want to bore > you with cheap > philosophy. :-)) > > > > > > Regards, > > > Thank you for your advice. > > > > > +1, way more spam comes from universities and enterprise machines than > > residential static ips with PTR records. It is not your error to fix. > > BTW > Microsoft have their own SPF sign up thing but if I recall it was too > much > hastle and maybe pay for. > > Keep ignoring those that suggest using your > ISP, why would you send *all* > your mail through a likely untrustworthy mail > system. > > Just accept that hotmail users often fish mail out of spam > because the big > mail systems are crappy. > -- Regards, -- Rui Ribeiro > Senior Linux Architect and Network Administrator ISCTE-IUL > https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rui-ribeiro/16/ab8/434 @gmail.com>