[nycbug-talk] Re: [IP] Verizon blocks European email by default.
Tue Jan 18 08:54:37 EST 2005
On Jan 18, 2005, at 1:48 AM, John Bacall wrote:
> Are you guys aware of this? Dang.
> I have been seeing an odd paucity from source-changes at cvs.openbsd
> on-and-off, recently. Might be related, probably not, that list server
> is in the US.
> On Monday 17 January 2005 03:29 pm, David Farber wrote:
>> ------ Forwarded Message
>> From: "Trei, Peter" <ptrei at rsasecurity.com>
>> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:10:39 -0500
>> To: <dave at farber.net>
>> Subject: Verizon blocks European email by default.
>> For IP, if you wish.
>> Verizon has taken to blocking all email from Europe, in an
>> attempt to reduce spam.
>> Quote from Verizon to Wired: "If it's really important
>> you might want to make a phone call."
>> Peter Trei
>> US ISP Verizon is persisting with a controversial policy of
>> blocking email sent from Europe. Since 22 December, mail
>> servers at verizon.net have been configured not to accept
>> connections from Europe by default.
>> Paul Wood, chief information analyst at email security firm
>> MessageLabs, said it took Verizon two days to whitelist the
>> IP addresses of its European messaging servers from the time
>> it first complained its international users were having
>> problems sending email to customers of the US ISP.
>> Verizon three million DSL customers waiting for emails
>> from Europe were advised to use alternative forms of
>> communication. "If it's really important you might want
>> to make a phone call," he said.
>> ------ End of Forwarded Message
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What the heck can we all do about this? It's beyond ridiculous.
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