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COX blocking own users outbound email

A few years ago there were heated discussion about whether or not ISP's
should be blocking SMTP traffic (port 25) from dynamically assigned IP

Long time internet users viewed port 25 traffic as part of the inherent
bundle of services and "internet connection" provided by any ISP should

Those who worked at ISP claimed it was just the same thing a pizza
delivery car that won't deliver to some neighborhoods because its too

Internet traditionalists responded that many innocent parties were being
harmed by these actions.

ISP techs responded "well its only a few geeks that actually want to us
their own outbound SMTP on port 25"  (When they took the Jews  away I
kept quiet because I wasn't a Jew, when they took the teachers away I
kept quiet because I wasn't a teacher...)

Internet traditionalists responded that the fundamental nature of this
action harmed the internet because it acted as and allowed ISP's to
enforce censorship. (Network information theory on the value of
networks confirms this by the way).

Today the damage has taken another significant step forward:

The cox network is deleting their own customers legitimate outgoing email, 
routed over Cox' own mail routers..

And isn't even telling them when they do it.

This is one more brick in the wall.  

Jeff Kinz, Emergent Research, Hudson, MA.
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