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Re: ISP wants to stop outgoing web based spam

  • From: Ken Simpson
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 12:10:54 2006

> Maybe I'm just an ignorant e-mail postmaster. I thought that
> nearly all e-mail was (E)SMTP-based (LMTP excepted).
> If it doesn't use the SMTP protocol, it's not reaching any
> mailbox. HTTP is a web browser protocol. WebMail gets converted
> by the web server and is subsequently routed using SMTP.

I think he's talking about blog spam, which is definitely submitted
over HTTP.


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