Re: [ietf-smtp] own mail server: DNS / static IP / no bad reputation?

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Mon, 12 October 2020 15:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] own mail server: DNS / static IP / no bad reputation?
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In article <20201012111318.GA39535@kiel.esmtp.org> you write:
>On Mon, Oct 12, 2020, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>
>> They intercept outbound port 25, and simply don't advertise STARTTLS.
>
>That's what I feared (like that Cisco "FW"). Is that a common
>behaviour of VPS providers?  If so, those would be useless for me.
>I guess I have to check their policies / ask them.

I certainly hope so, since the alternative is to have a cloud full of
infected spambots.  There are plenty of those.

Tektonic turned off the filtering when I asked them to, but I had
already been a customer for a while.