Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Thu Jun 21 20:44:33 2001

Richard Erlacher skrev:

>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

I do that each and every day. Friend A and Friend B are both usergroup
members and our interests overlap quite well, so bouncing messages between the
three of us comes natural.

>It should be a requirement for an email message to get through even ONE
>server beyond its point of origin, that the message have the real point of
>origin in it and that the point of origin be listed in the text of the
>message as well as in the header. Any message in which the originator is not
>named and traceable via FINGER, with a validated account, can simply be
>dropped. It is easy enough to reject unwanted mail, provided you have a list
>of acceptable sources.

My provider dropped finger a while ago due to security holes in their d?mon,
unfortunately. Most "modern" providers wouldn't even know what finger was.

>If you don't want to surrender your anonymity, we'll simply all have to put
>up with the SPAM. Now, I get a bit of SPAM from time to time, maybe as much
>as 20% of my mail, but it's pretty easy to recognize and delete. What annoys
>me is that it takes more bandwidth to reject the stuff than simply to delete

What annoys me is that we didn't have this a few years ago. This is evil
grass-roots capitalism at its worst.

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