[unisog] AOL email blocks

Doug Nelson nelson at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Wed Jan 28 19:29:38 GMT 2004


> 
> How many colleges and universities have had email blocked by AOL
> recently?

Count us in.  However, I believe it's primarily attributable to our older
central mail system, which does not require SMTP authentication for outbound
mail from campus IP addresses.  Many of our student computers end up with
spam trojans that send through the unauthenticated SMTP process.

This should be resolved for us once the older mail system is shut down
(coming soon, thankfully).


Doug Nelson			nelson at msu.edu
Network Manager			Ph: (517) 353-2980
Computer Laboratory		http://www.msu.edu/~nelson/
Michigan State University



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