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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)
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 consensus.