With all due respect, there's a legit question here - it's not just "philosophical crap".
I believe people have already suggested ensuring DNS (including SPF records etc) is properly setup too. --- “Lanie, I’m going to print more printers. Lots more printers. One for everyone. That’s worth going to jail for. That’s worth anything.” - Printcrime by Cory Doctrow Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Rupert Gallagher <r...@protonmail.com> wrote: > 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>