> - I want qmail to deliver mail direct, (not via our ISP)
|You might want to reconsider this one. Delivery of an SMTP message to a
|remote server can take anything from three seconds to two weeks, and
|general wisdom says that this job should be carried out by a permanently
|connected SMTP server. Because so many things can go temporarily wrong
|in delivery, it is definitely faster and more reliable.
Only if your ISP is reliable.....
and we are connected most of the time
|Also, since direct-from-dialup is a handy way of avoiding an ISP's spam
|traps, spammers use it all the time. A decently sized number of mail
|servers now refuse to accept messages that come straight from a known
|dialup addresses, since there is no really good reason for a customer
|not to use the ISP's mail server...
a) we have a fixed IP
b) Its not nice to make inferences with no information (ie ...)
c) again speed is an issue with bounces and our ISP
d) the solution I am using involves removing the DNS lookup from dialing
the connection in standard.filter of diald
I think we need to tone down the whole paranoia thing !
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