[unisog] When you really need to blast email

Hunt,Keith A keith at uakron.edu
Tue Mar 11 19:21:21 GMT 2008



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Keith Hunt  330.972.7968  keith at uakron.edu
Internet & Server Systems
The University of Akron
 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org [mailto:unisog-
> bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Michael Holstein
> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:53 PM
> To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
> Subject: Re: [unisog] When you really need to blast email
> 
> 
> > I would argue that logic of selecting e-mail as a technology for
> > dispatching emergency notices is indeed within the scope of the
> > technical question.
> 
> I agree .. but this is a case of "we bought $x, it does $y, now make it
> work". We've all had our share of those, I'm sure :)
> 
> > Selecting an appropriate technology for a given
> > problem is always important, and I'm fairly certain that Internet e-
> mail
> > is not a great selection for dispatching emergency notifications.
> 
> Email is one of three options (the others being Voice and SMS). I can
> almost gaurentee that email will be the default for students that don't
> select one of the others, and most probably won't bother unless we
> force
> them to do so before registering, etc. on-line. Every student has a
> @csuohio.edu address, and they forward them to their "mail" personal
> address if they don't want to check our webmail (and most don't).
> There's several thousand of them forwarded to Yahoo at the moment.
> 
> > Would you happen to have tried contacting anyone at Yahoo
> 
> Yes .. and after several back-and-forths with their Postmaster forms,
> we
> got this :
> 
> -snip-
> Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.
> 
> We cannot systematically exempt your mailings from our SpamGuard
> technology since the IP address of the server appears to be a shared
> domain mail host and have multiple clients sending email.  We will
> maintain the current information in our database as it is configured.
> This allows delivery of your mailings to oscillate between the Inbox
> and
> -snip-
> 
> 

Would it help if you set up a separate mail host used only for this purpose?

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Keith Hunt  330.972.7968  keith at uakron.edu
Internet & Server Systems
The University of Akron




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