On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:12:28 +0000
Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
> OK, I'm a bit thick on mail servers. The ISP does offer an smtp push
> option, is this what you mean by proper smtp?
What the ISP means is that they will deliver the mail via SMTP
to you - and they will probably have a little proggie watching
the authentication server logs for your connection - and when
they see you login the will run the mailq for you. That
gets you the "push" part of the offering.If they don't
'push' the queue to you automatically they will probably
offer you a mechanism to trigger that queue
run yourself - but these tend to be throttled to prevent
people trying to run the mailq every 10 seconds.
In the good old days it used to be done using
finger - but I doubt that many finger daemons are left
running these days.
>>> On Friday 19 March 2004, nickm at go2.ie (Nick Murtagh) wrote:
> >That definitely was not what I was suggesting! Two possible sane
> >solutions are:
> > * 1 POP account at the ISP per local account, collected via
> > fetchmail,
> > or whatever
> > * Proper SMTP, perhaps with a backup MX at the ISP
>> Yes, of course that's the sane way to go. But my point was that very
> many people have ended up with all the email for their company
> delivered to one mailbox, and that sucks large hairy rocks. But it is
> amazingly difficult to persaude people of how bad that is, because
> just like Windows, it mostly works.
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