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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: Steven J. Sobol
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 17:27:42 2000

On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> 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
> configurations!

And the quickest way is to subscribe to a list like the MAPS Relay Spam
Stopper or ORBS. (Please, let's not discuss ORBS or MAPS in depth. We
don't need another flamewar. Thanks.) 

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Linux Instructor, PC/LAN Program, Natl. Institute of Technology, Akron, OH
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