TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Major US ISP Refusing European E-Mail Attempts

Major US ISP Refusing European E-Mail Attempts

Danny Burstein (
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 19:31:42 -0500

"US ISP Verizon is persisting with a controversial policy of blocking
email sent from Europe. Since 22 December, mail servers at
have been configured not to accept connections from Europe by

rest at:

Note: I don't know anything more than what's reported in the story. I
can say, though, that countrywide IP blocks (as imprecise as they tend
to be) are a periodic short sighted solution.

With the disclosure that I work at a NY based ISP that has such
customers, many non US firms, in order to get around these walls,
establish accounts and send their e-mail through a US service
provider. That helps the larger or technically astute companies, but
does little for Jill and Heidi routine users.

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