[Mailman-Users] Commercial hosting for Mailman lists?

Michael Stevens mstevens at imaginet.co.uk
Tue Oct 5 15:44:20 CEST 1999

On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 08:18:28AM -0500, Jerry Adlersfluegel wrote:
> 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.

I think it's up to them, I was just surprised by the idea that there
were ISPs that didn't allow you to use their mail hosts, as I had
thought that it was practically universal.

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