Subject: Re: mail configuration
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/22/2001 20:52:16
On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 08:01:20AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > This is a feature, not a bug. The only reason for a dialup user to not use
> > your ISP's server for outgoing mail is if you want to evade limits placed on
> > traffic there...
> You don't know that. There are other, quite valid reasons.
> Simple example: your ISP is clueless and it's mail forwarder is simply not
> reliable, or does "something bad" (tm) to your mail while forwarding it.
> Sure, you should avoid such ISPs, but in the third (internet-)world like here
> in Germany, well... "don't get me started!"

If you have a mail server under your control, you can just use a ssh tunnel
to contact your mail server - this is what I do when I use ISPs.
Another way would be to have a sendmail running on another port than 25 on the
server, tell your client to use that instead of 25. It's not difficult either.

I'd like to use IPsec between my home machine and mail server, but it seems
that IPsec doesn't work well with dynamic IPs :(

Manuel Bouyer <>