Weblog entry #459 for simonw
So I switched outbound email to a new IP address to avoid their stupidity, and pretty much the first email through is rejected by BTConnect. As far as I can see Microsoft are operating a whitelist policy for email servers - contact us manually if you want to run an email server. I guess BT servers, so Microsoft rules apply, but the message is in English only. Mostly resolved that by taking client off BTConnect for email - they'll be happier with someone who tries to make their email work.
So today the antispam measures are clearly far worse than the spam problem, possibly including some I deploy myself. We caught cellgate.btcellnet.net because the Perl script couldn't relate the names and servers used to "O2mail.co.uk", and yes BTCellnet was rebranded in 2002 and isn't part of BT now as far as I know, but that was probably a bit harsh.