Static vs. Dynamic IP address and email blocking

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Fri Apr 6 13:19:29 MDT 2007


On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 07:02 -0600, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> Is there ANY POSSIBLE WAY to have a dynamic IP address, and yet manage my
> own email and send out email to recipients bearing @aol.com or @msn.com, et
> al? 

Absolutely.  You have to bounce your mail through your isp's mail
server.  Just set comcast's smtp server as the smart relay host (easy in
sendmail, not sure about postfix).

> 
> I have had some mention dyndns but not sure how that would work with my
> situation. When I switched over to Comcast, the cost for changing was $0.00,
> but with an increase in bandwidth from 1.5 Mbps to over 4 Mbps. And yet,
> despite the speed boost it's really worthless if I can't email to everyone
> on my patient lists and others. 

Comcast's extra bandwidth really is worthless, but more because it is so
asymmetric.  

> 
> Please advise. 

Ditch comcast? :)

> 
> Scott
> 
> 
> 
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