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Re: Fw: Administrivia: ORBS

  • From: Edward S. Marshall
  • Date: Thu Jan 13 19:44:34 2000

On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> If that's true, they're going too far, and won't be able to become 
> widespread enough to matter.
> That's a damn shame.

If ORBS can't test you, how do you propose they determine if you're an
open relay? Take your word for it? Accept a piece of spam from someone who
says they received it which has your SMTP server's headers in it (which
could just as well have been forged)?

Their answer was that if they can't test you, they have to assume you're
operating open relays. I'd love to hear your thoughtful answer to the

Edward S. Marshall <[email protected]>
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