[RndTbl] Running a mail server in Shaw-land

Sean Walberg sean at ertw.com
Sat Mar 1 11:40:53 CST 2008

For anyone running a mail server that has to use
shawmail.wp.shawcable.netas the smarthost, it has a limit of 1,000
messages/day before it cuts you
off for 24 hours.  I suspect it might be closer to 2,500 [0], but the CSR at
Shaw told me 1,000.  Normally you wouldn't run into this, but as it turns
out all the email coming in to my server gets relayed to gmail, including
the spam.

You can see if you're under the ban:

# telnet shawmail.wp.shawcable.net 25
Connected to shawmail.wp.shawcable.net (
Escape character is '^]'.
4.5.9|Spam limit has been reached.
Connection closed by foreign host.


0. I had 2,700 some messages in my queue yesterday when under the penalty
and only ~100 this morning after it was lifted (and subsequently put back in
place after flushing the ~2600 messages)
Sean Walberg <sean at ertw.com>    http://ertw.com/
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