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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: J Bacher
  • Date: Thu Aug 10 10:19:44 2000

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

> It's a chicken & egg situation -- if all of the real legitimate e-mail
> from known open relays was blocked then they'd quickly fix their systems
> but everyone's playing chicken and nobody wants to stand up in front of
> the users and tell them they're not allowed to receive any e-mail,
> legitimate or not, from any known open relay.  Some providers say
> they'll lose customers if they do this (and they may), while others say
> they'll face an enormous support overload.

Your biggest roadblock will be the management of such a plan when you
cannot even get everyone to agree as to which application to use:  MAPs or
ORBS or individual filter lists.  I haven't seen this group come to a