> >Pardon me for the intrusion, but why not just prevent everyone trying to
> >connect to your smtp server who is from an outside domain.
> >this would at least prevent spammers from using your smtp server to
> >mailbomb someone else. they would see the message "we do not relay".
> What is the point in this? smtp is suppose to be there to receive whatever
> mail is sent to it from wherever. If you only receive it from inside your
> network then WHY are you connected to the Internet? Why don't you just
> DISCONNECT from the Internet altogether? Or better yet take a pair of
No, he means 'connecting' in the sense of bouncing messages off your
server to another one, not just opening the connection to send a quick
message. a.k.a relaying..