Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider

Stephen Satchell list at satchell.net
Tue Dec 5 06:55:33 CST 2017


On 12/04/2017 06:47 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> Last week we found out that Helpscout sends email from AWS servers.
> 
> Thank you, Helpscout, for forcing me to lift the AWS blocks on my incoming MTAs, that were cutting down my incoming spam scanning load by a factor of two.  At least.

If I may make a suggestion:  rate-limit incoming connections from AWS, 
with a pinhole for Helpscout.  Spammers try only one if they are doing 
direct SMTP; legit mail servers will retry failed transmissions.

I used to do this with Postfix at the edge of a Web host network.

(Yes, yes, I know that compromised PHP scripts will inject mail into a 
real mail server, so rate-limiting only spreads out the pain.)


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