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Re: Any help for Yahoo! Mail arrogance?

  • From: Al Iverson
  • Date: Tue Oct 30 10:49:01 2007

On 10/30/07, Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On Oct 29, 2007 11:01 PM, Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > >         "Fix your forwarding a lot better". Not sure what this
> > > means. My machines are MX's for the clients domain. They
> > > accept it, and either forward it around locally to one of the
> > > processing MX's or ARE one one of the processing MX's. Its
> >
> > Yes, that's just how forwarding and .forwards work.
> >
> > And if you mix inbound email (much dirtier than outbound email even if
> > you run a secure shop) into a mail stream that includes email sent out
> > by your clients, you potentially have random botnet spam, spam from
> > sbl listed spammers etc (in other words, a lot of "block on sight"
> > stuff) leaking through your IP, the same IP that a bunch of your other
> > customers use to mail out to their aunt mary on yahoo.
> >
>         AH, I see the confusion. We are a managed server hosting
> company, not a Cable/DSL/T#/Dialup provider. The only way mail gets
> sent out of here is Webmail, FormMail and Mail exploder.

So no mail would ever be coming inbound and then being forwarded on?
That seems...unlikely.

> I'm pretty sure
> none of our systems have been compromised and forwards mail that we
> don't know about.

Yet your sending IP reputation is poor....

Al Iverson

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