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Response from Cyber Promotions (fwd)

  • From: Hank Nussbacher
  • Date: Mon Apr 21 02:35:21 1997

Read the msg below from Cyberpromo.  It is valid for ISPs to block at the
router level as well as the sendmail level as per Cyberpromo's mail.  I
figured some people here may be interested in this. :-)

Hank Nussbacher

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 18:11:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mail AutoResponder <[email protected]>
Subject: Response from Cyber Promotions

----------------------------Original message----------------------------
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to write to Cyber Promotions with your concerns.

Please be aware that this mailbox ([email protected]) is read by many
people in our company, including our senior management. The fact that your
message garners e-mail from an auto-responder is to insure a timely response.
It should not be an indication of a lack of consideration or concern.

Cyber provides email services to a large number of customers, whom
are supporting thousands of end users.

It is our position that the Internet is an open marketplace, where
commerce of any and all kinds may take place in accordance with public
demand.  We do not believe censorship is the responsibility of an Internet
service provider.  It is not our place to censor customers' content or
legitimate business practices.  Messages originating from customer sites
reflect the opinions of our customers and not necessarily those of
Cyber Promotions.

Cyber is a pro-active organization with goals of delivering the highest
quality email solutions.  Since we believe in continuous improvement, we
will re-evaluate our position in light of the any new regulatory developments.

We appreciate that our position may not be agreeable to everyone.  Further,
we understand your interest in seeking a solution.  With that in mind, may
we suggest the following options:

- END-USERs - A variety of e-mail and filtering software packages are
available on the Internet for end-users.  For example, Eudora and procmail
offer sufficient protection from e-mail of your undesired Internet sites.
Or you can use the latest in filtering software, e-Filter, sold on
Cyber's own web page at...

- ISPs - Your mail servers and/or router systems can be set to reject
incoming spam or filter out offensive sites at the IP level.  Sendmail and
ccmail are a few examples of good systems which perform these functions.

Again, we would like to thank you for your valuable input, and wish you
continued success in your Internet experience.

Best Regards,

        The Cyber Promotions Staff

(Many of Cyber's policies regarding these issues have been adopted from our
own backbone providers.)

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