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Re: Why do so few mail providers support Port 587?

  • From: Christopher X. Candreva
  • Date: Fri Feb 25 18:24:14 2005

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, just me wrote:

> Most ISPs don't watch logs for the signs of abuse now, why would 
> they magically change their behavior and monitor logs if they 
> required auth? Just because there is more of an audit trail doesn't 
> mean that it will be used.

Because now the server sending viruses is their outgoing mail server, which 
will get blocked via the various DNSBL's instead of the end-user machine, 
which should be much more of an incentive t clean things up.

Chris Candreva  -- [email protected] -- (914) 967-7816
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester