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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)
At 3:54 PM -0700 8/9/00, Nicole Harrington. wrote:
The real need is to crack down on the websites and email domains that they areNot to sound dense... how do you prove that you DIDN'T pay someone to spam for you?
Me: See, here's my company's bank statements, we didn't pay them a thing.
AboveNet: You could have paid cash.
Me: See, here's my personal bank statement.
AboveNet: What's this ATM transaction? What did you use that cash there for?
Me: That was to have some spending cash at the ballpark.
AboveNet: Do You have receipts for the refreshments to show that this money had nothing to do with the spam?
While I commend the anti-spam attitude, "prove you had nothing to do with it" is impossible, meaning "if you're an abovenet customer, your connectivity is subject to the whim of any spammer you piss off somehow who decides to get you kicked off by spamming your name around the world."
(Presuming that your statement re: abovenet's policy is an accurate synopsis)