scott at sberkman.net
Wed Aug 26 17:43:26 CDT 2009
If I had to guess..
Beyond those you'd probably see a lot of the free webmail carriers (Gmail,
yahoo, and hotmail/live all use "custom" MTA's) as well as IPSwitch's iMail
and the Windows Server/IIS SMTP service.
From: Deepak Jain [mailto:deepak at ai.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:10 PM
To: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu; Sharef Mustafa
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: MTAs used
> Now, did you want that in terms of "number of copies installed" or
> "amount of mail handled"? There's probably zillions of little Fedora
> Ubuntu boxes running whatever MTA came off the disk that are handling 1
> or 2 pieces of mail a day, and then there's whatever backends are used
> by MSN/Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. "This MTA packed by weight, not by
> Some settling of contents may have occurred during shipping and
> (Seriously - if 95% of the mail out there is spam, then the top 4-5
> MTAs are probably the ratware that's sending out the spam. Something
> to consider...)
In keeping with this concept, and turning it around. What MTA is exposed to
the most spam? (1-x) That should tell you what MTA handles the most "good"
mail by also being the destination for the most spam (good, live
Or I could be missing something well known about mail flows.
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