Postfix issue

David Southwell david at
Mon Sep 8 11:12:43 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 September 2008 03:57:11 you wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 02:47:47 -0700, David Southwell <david at> 
> > Hi
> >
> > Could anyone tell me what entry I should make in postfix configuration
> > files to bounce mails directed to root at mydomain that emanate from a
> > source outside my local network.
> >
> > Sorry to ask the question here but postfix users mailing list is
> > currently rejecting mails from servers on a dynamic ip address - so I
> > cannot get through to ask a question there.
> I don't think that restriction is going to be lifted any time soon.  So
> why are you not using your ISP to relay emails, using its mail gateway
> (which should have a static IP address)?

I think the restriction is OTT especially in the light of civil liberties 

I do not like the fact that a number of governments (including most european 
ones)  now have the right to access all emails that pass through an ISP's 
server. They do not have the right to access private server systems unless 
they have a warrant. 

BIG BROTHER is watching far too much. Frankly I am surprised that 
organisations such as Postfix are not aware of the issue and realise the 
civil liberties implicati

Another emerging issue is cable operators refusing to allow fixed IP address 
so they can receive revenue from reporting on user usage data.

Additionally  low volume users, unless they pay a high premium and subscribe 
to a business service cannot acquire fixed IPs.  IN some areas that are 
primarily residential they will not even allow fixed IPs at any price.

This movement to commercialise the internet and limit access in this way is 
deplorable when there are alternative methods of dealing with legitimate 


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