how-to block ads
this forum post for details.
UPDATE 10-21-04: There is no announced start date for this, but the SBCIS brain trust has decided that you do not deserve a clean connection to the Internet and are going to start blocking port 25 outbound on dynamic accounts.
See /forum/remark,11613086~mode=flat and this little missive from our friends as SBCIS
Update 02-08-05: Evidence of port 25 blocking in Ameritech territory started appearing in the forum last night. See /forum/remark,12480346~mode=flat for details. As of this update the automated opt-out process appears to both work and is very quick. However, there is still a faint ham odor of unspecified origin.
Please read /faq/11943 if you think your outbound email is being blocked, especially if you do not use the SBC SMTP servers.
Update 08-16-05: SBC has been filtering the Windows NetBios networking ports (135-139) for awhile, and has also been blocking 445 on dynamic accounts. This may have saved countless unpatched systems from the RBOT.CBQ; RBOT.CBR and Zotob.d worms which took out some high profile media organizations today. See /forum/remark,14149087 for discussion.