[unisog] Re: {SPAM?} Re: [unisog] sendmail vulnerability / impact

Mitch Collinsworth mitch at ccmr.cornell.edu
Fri Mar 7 20:10:45 GMT 2003


On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 Phil.Rodrigues at uconn.edu wrote:

> What are the issues with blocking outbound port 25 traffic except from
> "registered" or known mail servers?  I am interested in doing it to help
> block outbound viral infections that use email to spread (like most of
> them).
>
> One concern I heard voiced is that it would impact people's ability to pop
> their mail from an external server.  Any others?

Blocking 25 doesn't stop anyone from popping.  Pop uses 109, 110, 1109.
Blocking 25 outbound stops people from *sending* mail via an off-campus
server.  Besides your own users who have accounts on other systems,
there are also visitors with laptops who will be inconvenienced...

-Mitch



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