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Re: More on Verizon Blocks European Email by Default
18 Jan 2005 23:43:25 GMT

In article <>, Marcus Didius Falco
<> wrote:

> * From Dave Farber's list

> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:52:37 -0500
> To: <dave@>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Verizon blocks European email by default.

> [For IP]

> Dave:

> The last time I checked, all of the companies providing internet
> access (including Verizon) had terms in their contracts that
> guaranteed the users "unlimited access to the internet" or words to
> that effect. Spam blocking -- including blocking of port 25 --
> violates such contracts.

This has nothing to do with Verizon's user's ability to access the
Internet. This has to do with outside parties' ability to send email
to Verizon's users.

Maybe this is a good thing. If service providers in Europe find that
they can't communicate with the rest of the world maybe there will be
some incentive to stop spammers.

I've heard that studies show a majority of spam comes from the US, but
most of what I see comes from Italy, France, Korea, Taiwan, etc. My mail
server blocks entire countries, especially Russia. But then, I know that
there is no legitimate email from those places for my domain.

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