[Chugalug] Laptop SMTP server vs UUCP over TCP

Andrew Rodgers acedrew at acedrew.com
Wed Oct 23 21:47:38 UTC 2013


Much cheaper and easier to create a virtual server for this, and connect to
it using IMAP or SMTP relaying. Check out digital ocean or linode.


On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Quoting Benjamin Stewart <stewartbenjamin at gmail.com>:
>
>  It's a great idea, but I think you're in for several challenges there. I'm
>> sure folks more knowledgeable than I will weigh in, but here's my lay
>> understanding:
>>
>> - For the receiving end, your SMTP server has to ALWAYS be on and
>> connected. Otherwise messages will bounce. That's probably going to be a
>> problem with your laptop!
>>
>> - For the sending end, you may find that many/most public servers are
>> going
>> to refuse to relay mail from a dynamic IP address assigned to (e.g.
>> ComCast) customer networks. There's probably a lot more spam than ham
>> coming from those dynamic addresses.
>>
>> If you can overcome those challenges, have at it, and tell us what you
>> did!
>>
>>
>>  Some good points. One possible way around the dynamic IP problem is to
> pay for a static. Some companies will sell you a single static for a small
> up-charge, some will only sell you a block and want to charge you
> $100/month just for the privilege of having a static IP, on top of your
> normal internet bill.
>
> Another complication is, some internet providers will not allow you to run
> a server on their network unless you pay for a business account and will
> ask you why you want a static IP and then tell you you have to pay for a
> business account.
>
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