SMTP authentication for broadband providers

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


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



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


Thanks in advance.



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

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