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Rogers annoyance

Fri 18 Jun 2010 by mskala Tags used: ,

It turns out that although I thought I was connected to the Net again, all outgoing email from my system was being queued until a few minutes ago, because I use a third-party SMTP provider (for which I pay a fee) rather than trusting any connection provider with my email. Rogers blocks outgoing port 25 connections, in an effort to force their customers to use their servers, presumably as an anti-spam measure. This does not please me at all, especially on top of the DNS problems already noted. A complaint has been filed. Seriously considering telling them to go fuck themselves, never mind that I just paid an installation fee I'd be unlikely to get back.

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Just to be clear: I am aware of ways to get around such restrictions. I don't need to be told about such ways, and would prefer that people not post about them here because the walls have ears. This is primarily an issue of insult, not of injury. Matt - 2010-06-18 14:55

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Answer "bonobo" here to fight spam. ここに「bonobo」を答えてください。SPAMを退治しましょう!
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