[ILUG] Reminder: Please Respond to S.'s Invitation
colm at tuatha.org
Tue Jan 13 19:48:58 GMT 2009
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Steven Kavanagh <mrvestek at gmail.com> wrote:
> It may not be the most ideal situation in the world but in terms of the
> Irish telecoms market they are the biggest players now, especially Imagine
> since buying out Irish Broadband (who have the second largest network in the
> county and the second largest customer base next to Eircom's).
But I don't really see what "the Irish telecoms market" has to do with
anything. Even if you're only talking about ILUG subscribers, far more of
them use either company-provided email systems or large hosted mail systems
like Hotmail or GMail than use eircom or Imagine's servers. Mail coming
from eircom probably wouldn't count as more than a blip on GMail's incoming
statistics, for example.
Publication of SPF records is actually pretty widespread, but it's very far
from being an SMTP authentication mechanism; it certainly doesn't prevent
faked "From" addresses from being possible or easy. If people are prepared
to be rigorous about it, and actually disallow mail where there's an SPF
mismatch, then things get a bit trickier, but this is far less widespread.
If you dispute this I can easily supply the evidence if you like but lets
> not bring this thread into some sort of informal debate.
"Big in Ireland" is very far from translating into "Big on the Internet", as
should be obvious.
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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