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RE: ARIN whois

  • From: Derek J. Balling
  • Date: Tue Nov 23 14:44:41 1999

At 08:38 PM 11/23/99 +0300, Alex P. Rudnev wrote:
If you protect yourself from open relays too hard, you really protect yourself
from the usefull mail. It's reality.
Useful mail doesn't come from open relays.

At least not in the manner in which I (and others) define useful.

The best way to stop the SPAM is to turn your computer off. There is many
reasons why someone hold open relay; while this relay don't send you spam, it's
not your business... many providers simpli filter open relay detectors out (such
as ODBS), moreover, an attempt to use this _crazy_ (active) lists results in the
loss e-mail and can't be used by the serious companies.
You think too far into the box. The best way to stop spam is to turn off the spammers' computers.