Postfix issue

David Southwell david at
Mon Sep 8 12:09:59 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 September 2008 05:03:30 Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> David Southwell:
> > In yesterday's world anyone could send a physical letter to any address
> > anywhere in the world. I get spam letters through the letter box it is up
> > to me to chuck them in the bin. Why should the internet be different
> > especially when the restrictions on fixed IPs are brought about soleley
> > for commercial interests.
> Because of sheer volume... in yesterday's world one was not able to send
>   thousands of letters in a few seconds for free...or by using services
> one has not paid for...

In the past world one paid to send and received for free. That was the deal.

In the past people abused the mail system by using forged stamps or freepost 
labels. There is no difference. I pay for my connection to receive.. and pay 
for my connection to send. Some people just want to not paly their part in 
absorbing the risks that go with participation. It is up to us to defend our 

To classify a whole load of users, the majority of whom are genuine, as 
invalid users is degrading and discriminatory.

My point of viwew -- you are entitled to yours but IMHO not to enforce it!!


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