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Re: SMTP authentication for broadband providers

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Fri Feb 13 09:30:25 2004

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:05:16 GMT, [email protected]  said:

> go a step further and require SMTP AUTH for every single
> SMTP session on port 25 as well. That means that AOL's mailservers
> would have to authenticate their sessions on Hotmail's servers
> before sending email and vice versa. It means that you cannot
> operate a mailserver without having a bilateral agreement in
> place with some set of email peers. It provides a chain of

40 million .coms...

> Yes, this probably means that we need to have some DNS
> related changes so that a domain can publish a list of
> their email peers and so that MTA software can figure out
> where to forward a particular email to reach its destination.

Yeeee-Haw!  A return to the Old West of bangbaths and pathalias.

No thanks.

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