Musings from a small IPP

Tag: e-mail

It’s a mailhost, really!

by on Feb.11, 2010, under E-Mail hosting, Operations

Things have changed a lot in the 30 years I’ve been doing e-mail systems.  In those first heady days, establishing a transport fabric was hard work, and getting a message through over a mixture of uucp, decnet, snads, and arpa protocols a miracle of managing complexity, and co-operaion.  Now in February 2010 I reject 92% of the messages offered for my customers.  Strangely few of these rejections result in contacts from customers or their contacts  about false rejections — far more contacts relate to the SPAM we’re still letting through.   (continue reading…)

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