[SpamCop-List] Re: 1and1 Internet SMTP servers
MikeE at ster.invalid
Tue Apr 5 14:03:26 EDT 2005
> 1) Include a superfluous uncompressable file within my ZIP files that
> will reduce the compression ratio below my ISP's
> ArchiveMaxCompressionRatio threshold (which they don't know what it
> is and nobody there that I can speak to has the ability to determine
> what it is). This will involve some angst in that the process is
> designed to unzip/process/delete the contents of the ZIP file. There
> may be ramifications involving unwanted
> overwrite prompts, etc.
I read the clamAV faq. The first thing which comes to my mind would be
some kind of little promotional .jpg or something to stick in there
which doesn't compress much.
> 2) Setup an FTP server with a login/password for each client to
> retrieve their scripts. This is what my ISP's tech support has
> recommended... which to me is a stuuupid idea.
FTP is a nice way to handle bigger files, but I agree with you that
there would/might/could be a client learning curve to acquire that
would/could cause you some grief, probably/perhaps. You might be able
to just pass an FTP link to the client in an email and it would all
happen automagically or transparently with a browser FTP dl, but I can
imagine some glitches which don't happen in email the way you're doing
it. And these little files you describe aren't big files anyway.
> Or there's a third possibility I hadn't thought of... I could go on
> some newsgroups and whine incessantly about this until someone comes
> up with a better plan! Yeah, that's the ticket!
I don't have any bright ideas which would be innovative. You don't have
any control over perfora's tendency to permit spam and get listed. You
might not have any control over your ISP's clamAV configuration, altho'
that is some kind of possibility. It didn't look to me like they were
very large, but I don't know who is in charge of the AV, clearskye,
westcoast wireless, or timewarner, who is over westcoast's block.
You could acquire yet another smtp provider if there's no other way.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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