Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: Mike Cheponis <mac_at_Wireless.Com>
Date: Thu Jun 21 16:27:14 2001

Actually, the core of the internet is quite under-utilized.

The problem is that fighting fire with fire isn't the right approach.

IF we all had, for example, authentication tokens that were cryptographically
secure and were required for signing any piece of outgoing email, then
this problem would disappear overnight (that is, legit email will be
signed and verifiable as to the sender, and everything else would be
considered spam. I consider lack of authentication as the biggest
oversight in the original design of the Internet.)


On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:47:48 -0600
> From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
> Reply-To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Wave of the Future (Spam)
> If one simply sends 10^512 LONG daily emails to the source, it will bring the
> server to its knees. However, since we're trying to preserve bandwidth for the
> rest of us ...
> Dick
Received on Thu Jun 21 2001 - 16:27:14 BST

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