[LINK] [Fwd: [Oz-ISP] Telstra blocking port 25...]
peter at batchelors.net
Mon Apr 5 09:39:20 EST 2004
Unfortunately, it is not necessarily as good as it sounds - at least in the
The email that was sent to me stated:
>The first step is the closure of Port 25 on 13th April 2004. Although
>some businesses use Port 25 to run their own email systems, spammers also
>use it to send Spam disguised as normal emails.
>Shutting down Port 25 will stop this kind of spamming.
A read through their info page on the change reveals:
>Who is exempted from these changes?
>Customers with any BigPond Static IP service will not be affected. BigPond
>Business and BigPond Cable customers will also be excluded from these
>changes initially. BigPond will provide sufficient notice to these
>customers when the changes will be implemented.
Changing over to using the bigpond mail server is not shouldn't cause
problems, but for many of their customers it won't actually be necessary,
even after 13 April...
At 08:05 AM 4/5/2004, Craig Sanders wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 05:52:16AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > If anyone is on BigPong with dynamic IP and uses their own mail
> servers, then
> > this affects you...and they give you 8 days notice, 4 of which are a long
> > weekend.
>hooray! finally, telstra do something about the spam (and viruses)
>or relayed via compromised/virus-infected hosts on their network.
>people with dynamic IP addresses should use their ISP's mail server to relay
>their outbound mail.
>craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
>The next time you vote, remember that "Regime change begins at home"
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