I agree. A true community does not lock out potential residents (except
for Beverly Hills). I think that putting all of the smarts in the mail
server is the way to go. In terms of coping with spam, there's lots of
opportunities to filter SPAM on the way in.
There are a number of cool tools (depending on what XeNT is running) that
are useful at: <http://spam.abuse.net/tools/mailblock.html>.
I also read about the MAPS realtime blacklist and, if I were still running
mail servers for a living, this would be my pick for filtering spam. My
one caveat is that in many cases MAPS has been used as a political tool to
pressure ISPs into securing their mail servers. At various times Netcom,
AOL, and Sprint have been on the RBL. That's not always a bad thing.
Ian Andrew Bell email@example.com
BC TEL Interactive (604) 482-5708
"Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."