On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 05:57:05PM +0100, Patrik Fältström wrote:
> If you buy mail service from a provider, then you should use that
> provider also for outgoing SMTP. If that provider (as you say between
> the lines) do not support SMTP AUTH or STARTTLS, then change provider.
> That Song as application service provider only support SMTP service for
> the customers which are real mail customers, i.e. they have also POP,
> is correct by Song. They do not do anything wrong. They do normal spam
I'm not sure i agree. IMHO every provider should provide an smtp server
that relays for all address space assigned to customers. In that way
'hacks' like pop-before-smtp etc can be avoided even if the customer
chooses to use another provider for mail hosting (incomming). It's also
obviously easy for a provider to track their own address space in cases
of spam/other abuse through the smtp server, so that shouldn't be an issue.