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Re: SMTP authentication for broadband providers
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.