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Re: Complain against comcast

 Matt Shields wrote: 
> Possibly, but there are legitimate reason not to block it and not 
> everyone is using it to spam. 

That's perhaps an understatement. :-) 

I'd guess that there has been a fraction of a percent of Comcast cable 
modem users who have chosen to intentionally send spam. The rest are 
people with poorly maintained computers that have been taken over by 
zombies. That problem is easily addressed by blocking outbound port 25 
by default, but permit it to be unblocked upon request. A user who knows 
enough to ask for it to be unblocked is fairly unlikely to be hosting 

Of course the spam argument doesn't really apply to blocking inbound 
port 25. 


Tom Metro 
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