SMTP authentication for broadband providers

From: Dan Ellis (no email)
Date: Tue Feb 10 2004 - 20:42:29 EST


Greetings,

We're a medium sized regional MSO/broadband provider with 200k+
mailboxes, strongly considering enabling SMTP authentication on our
customer-facing SMTP mail servers. We feel this is the next logical
step to minimize our users UCE/virus impact (we already tarpit, virus
scan, UCE scan, subscribe to RBL's, reject prior to SMTP close).

 

 

I'm looking for comments on whether this is generally seen as a positive
change or a waste of time (ie - will the next virus or worm gleam your
SMTP username and password from Outlook Express and use it to
replicate/SPAM)?

 

 

Is anyone aware of any well known mail clients that do not support SMTP
authentication (Unix, Windows or Mac)?

 

Thanks in advance.

  --Dan

 

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Daniel Ellis, CTO, PenTeleData
(610)826-9293
 
    "The only way to predict the future is to invent it."
                                                  --Alan Kay
 
 







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