spam/avoidance of

From: Robert Schaefer <>
Date: Thu Jan 31 06:08:59 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Hildebrand" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 05:07 AM
Subject: Re: spam/avoidance of

> I remember when Dalnet blacklisted AOL users for several months. Really
> put the dampers on my IRC activities, as one of my better friends was an
> AOL subscriber.
> What really is needed is stronger rules on unsolicited e-mails. Maybe
> something like a no-send list, like we have here in Missouri for
> telemarketers.

Ohhh, not such a good idea. A no-call list works with telemarketers because
ma bell _knows_ who's making the calls, and the 3733+3 phreaks who have the
skill to skip that little annoyance aren't the same as the ones who spam.
Spam mostly comes from computers with open relays-- the phone equivalent
would be telemarketers calling from phones people left sitting in the
windowsill or on the front porch when they're outta town. Spammers would
see the no-call list as the Holy Grail of verified email lists.

> Gary Hildebrand

Received on Thu Jan 31 2002 - 06:08:59 GMT

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