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reply to miketavares
Re: It can work
said by miketavares:It's not against the TOS to use a non-Comcast SMTP server for sending mail. Running your own, sure, but that's another ball of wax, not related to spam at all.
and 99% of those not sending spam out there connections, are violating their TOS by running the smtp servers in the first place. So by blanket blocking port 25 for there residental customers, the ISP enforces their TOS, and stops spam. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Maybe a win-win for the ISP, but not for the customer.
SMTP: Spam and Malware Transfer Protocol. Also used on rare occasion to transmit e-mail messages.
Myself, I dont use SBC's "yahoo" mail". I'm certainly not going to give out my main address and even though I'm entitled to, what? 10 boxes, they are such a pain in the ass to set up I dont bother. I just use my AOL byoa with it's controls and it's funny...As long as I dont go in a chat with that name, I dont get spam. Go figure. I've used the same name now for 2 years for business and some registrations and no spam.
I dont have a need to run my own server because I dont have 50,000 e mails to send every day, so I dont really care if SBC locks down port 25 or not.
I use their SMTP server... I log in and send the emails, even if the return email (the email that they send back to) points to a different server - it makes it easier on me, since my email doesn't get tagged.