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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)
On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 06:57:04PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote: > > These issues, along with the fact that a significant portion of spammers > are already off-shore, especially for us Canadians, are why I think a > technical solution is the only real solution that'll ever stand a chance > of success in the long run. Technical solutions can't solve behavioral problems in the long run, only ever in the short run. That's true 99% of the time, and I have not seen any compelling reason to believe this is different. Quite the opposite, in fact. > oddly enough fixing most open relays is actually cheaper (and some might > even argue easier!) than installing an old broom handle in your patio > doors! ;-) You admit "most", but quietly gloss over what happens with the rest.