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Re: [ProgSoc] Sending mail through ProgSoc
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001 00:18, Martin wrote:
> When sending mail through ProgSoc it only seems to allow me to send mail to
> addresses in progsoc.uts.edu.au. If I try and send to
> email@example.com, from instance, I get an error of the form '...one
> of the recipients was rejected by the server... ...policy rejection on
> target address...'
This is normal, sane, recommended behaviour of mail servers. To
relay mail (otherwise known as relaying), exposes mail servers to
abuse from nasty rude types (otherwise known as spammers), and is
shortly followed by abuse (in the form of being blacklisted) by people
like the RBL maintainers, etc.
Normally a mail server will only accept mail from anyone if it's
destined to someone on that host or local network. Relayers
(like your ISP's smtp host) will accept mail for anyone at anywhere
long as it's coming from someone on their own network.
I think about two years ago, ftoomsh was configured to relay on
your behalf for 10 minutes after your last imap/pop connection,
which was pretty neat -- I was travelling at the time, and my
ISP in the UK was one of those rinky free ones that forced you
to use a web mail system. Ugly++.
The other obvious solution (other than asking admin@nospam. to set this
up again) is to set your SMTP host in Outlook to point to your
ISP's smtp server.
jedd == jedd at progsoc dot org
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