Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <red_at_bears.org>
Date: Tue Jun 19 19:48:50 2001

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> INSIDE, i.e. simply rewrite the SMTP/POP protocol rules such that mail
> only allows a single addressee, and that any server that sees more
> than one destinee, either in the "to" field or the CC field, it simply
> pitches it in the bit bucket.

Um.. I'm sorry, but that has to be just about the stupidest thing I've
ever heard.

> If I ever want to send several people the same email, which I've not yet done,
> after about 10 years of internetting, I'd simply write a script to do that.

Don't you think that the spammers could do this very same thing, in about
five minutes?

> the originator is not named and traceable via FINGER, with a validated

It's too bad FINGER is a huge security hole.

> What annoys me is that it takes more bandwidth to reject the stuff
> than simply to delete it.

What annoys me are people who look at a system which mostly works with a
few problems, and decide that the best way to fix the problems are to
break the system entirely.

You have some pretty bizarre notions of what 'superiour' means.

Received on Tue Jun 19 2001 - 19:48:50 BST

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