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Re: Can we please refuse mail to the list from list addresses?

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can we please refuse mail to the list from list addresses?
Date: 2007-11-30 09:35:17
Message-ID: 474FD955.9020902@postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
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> - --On Thursday, November 29, 2007 23:41:05 +0100 Magnus Hagander 
> <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
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>>> 1.	SMTP Auth
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>>> Everyone agrees this should be and is happening, so we don't need to discuss
>>> it more.
>> Eh. I think we agree that it should be, but it certainly isn't. But I
>> agree with the not need to discuss anymore.
> 
> Where isn't it happening?  All of our servers are setup to require SMTP AUTH on 
> port 25, do you know of one that isn't?  Andrew did not say "all email from 
> @postgresql.org should go through mail.postgresql.org", only that nobody should 
> be running Open Relays, which, to the best of my knowledge (and Andrew's, and 
> JDs), none of us are ...

No, but some (many?) ISPs don't use SMTP auth for outgoing mail from 
customers known to be originating on their own network. So they're not 
really open per-se, but they aren't using SMTP AUTH.

/D

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