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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: Greg A. Woods
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 12:31:33 2000

[ On Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at 11:08:02 (-0400), David Charlap wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: surge in spam email (fwd)
> Just keep in mind that your use of ORBS may result in blocking a large
> amount of legitimate traffic as well as spam.

It's impossible to tell the difference between "legitimate" traffic and
unwanted traffic arriving from any mailer that's susceptible to theft of
service attacks, and if you want to block lots of spam then you have to
block all mail from such mailers.  This is also the quickest and most
effective way to really get the attention of the admins who control such
mailers too, and in doing so put some pressure on them to fix their

							Greg A. Woods

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