ingress SMTP

Jeff Kinz jkinz at
Thu Sep 4 19:39:19 CDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 11:33:54AM +1200, Mark Foster wrote:
>  Summary: Perceived limit of 200 email addresses delivered to per day 
> *rest snipped*
> Is the above described limitation a common occurrance in the world-at-large?
> I've not heard of ISPs doing number-of-recipients-per-day limitations.
> I've heard of them doing number-of-recipients-per-email limitations (thus
> limiting large cc/bcc lists) but not total number of emails.

An excellent question. I was unable, as a customer, to get a direct answer
to any of my queries as to what was or wasn't allowed at all, despite
multiple attempts each time it happened.  

After the 3rd cut-off, I cut out, so to speak. :-) All my email still
travels over their network, it just doesn't get routed through their
SMTP servers.

> Who's to say that there arent legitimate reasons to email a large number
> of people - perhaps your customers??
> Certainly if my own ISP did something like that, you're quite right, i'd
> have to find an alternative. (Or perhaps, an alternative ISP. )
> (who set the limit at 200? Can you opt-out of the limit or have it upped?)

Never found any way to, but that may only mean I didn't find the right
magic combination.

At least now I know my monthly gross transfer is limited to 250 GB 
(except in February when its only 228 GB... :-)  )

Jeff Kinz. 


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