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RE: and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere (fwd)

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Fri Aug 03 11:52:51 2001

> From: Steven J. Sobol [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 5:31 PM
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Matt Martini wrote:
> > I never liked the idea of someone else, with an agenda that I'm sure
> > doesn't coinside with mine, telling me who I should talk to 
> > or not. When
> > the source code defaulted to using these "services" that's 
> > when I bailed on sendmail.
> No one forces people to use the dnsbl feature, nor are they 
> forced to use
> the default settings. dnsbl is turned off by default. Give me a break.
> I can't believe I'm hearing the crap I'm hearing from people 
> who should know better.

Agreed. For the record, when I was still using sendmail, I had to build a
new on every install. The default, from Caldera, doesn't do RBL
by default, or a lot of anything else. I am now using MS-Exchange for
corporate groupware and am deploying Postfix for end-user usage. Since MAPS
is no longer freeware (a fact that I do NOT begrudge them), I will no longer
be using the RBL. It was of limited use anyway because, I have way too many
Earthlink based users and Earthlink seems to have taken up permanent
residency in the RBL <sigh>.