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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Fri Aug 11 08:38:12 2000

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.

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