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Using a completely ineffective technique to fight spam, Comcast is banning all incoming email that they inaccurately identify as coming from "a residential IP". In effect this simply means that Comcast cannot do a reverse name DNS lookup on our IP address and get back the same domain name that our email was sent from. This of course has nothing to do with being residential or with sending spam.  The bottom line is that Comcast customers cannot receive South Sound .NET User Group emails. Indeed, Comcast customers cannot receive wanted emails from many other sources--perhaps even friends and family. We feel that you should complain to Comcast about not being able to receive emails that you have explicitly subscribed to. Spammers don’t have any problem sending spam around this restriction--it only prevents legitimate uses of the Internet, so we hope that Comcast will eventually change this completely ineffective “spam fighting” policy. In the mean time, you will need to use a non-Comcast ISP to receive our user group meeting announcements. As Comcast told us in an ever so helpful manner... "We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you."

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 10:49 PM | Back to top

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