Off Topic : internet connection, ISP

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Fri Sep 15 11:47:48 BST 2006

Simon Wistow wrote:
> For various reasons Demon decided that POP3 wasn't the way to go for 
> customers and so distributed a program that emulated an SMTP server on 
> your windows machine. By inadvertently leaving port 25 open to the 
> outside world and by giving him the same username on my box as he'd used 
> under Demon, I was getting his mail delivered.

Oh, we loved SMTP delivery...  I'm sure it confused zillions of 
customers though.  But it was /the right way/, dammit.  Engineer led 
organisations, anybody?

> In my defence I hadn't really been online long and all my experience was 
> through leased lines, not dial up and, to be fair, the punt system was 
> fairly unique (AFAIK).

Totally unique.  But somebody did add a Demon specific option to 
fetchmail as I recall...


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