[Mailman-Users] Commercial hosting for Mailman lists?

Jerry Adlersfluegel jerrya at fastrans.net
Tue Oct 5 15:18:28 CEST 1999

On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Michael Stevens wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 07:29:50PM -0400, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> > If you are running a very active list, I suggest making friends with your 
> > ISP and asking very nicely for permission to relay through their mail 
> > host.  If you get the ok, then the loading on your line should be minimal.
> Interesting. I thought relaying via your ISP's mail host was
> practically compulsory for dialup accounts. I even know of ISPs for
> which I think that's the only way to send email. Does anyone know if
> this is a realistic view of the world, or am I sadly deluded by
> happening to have encountered a few unusual ISPs?

My ISP ignored for over a year the fact that they allowed all relaying
from anywhere. They changed that (when they put up a different server) but
I don't see anything (technically or otherwise) that would keep customers
from relaying. I agree with Michael's view that it is part of the Service
that they Provide.

Jerry Adlersfluegel

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