OT:Relays: Dumb question

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Thu Sep 2 17:04:25 2004

   So I have a classic naive question:

Why does there not exist a 'throttling mechanism' at every step, counting
e-mails per minute, and directing messages above that threshold (and that
are 'substantially similar)' to dev\null.

   If an organization has a legitimate and documented reason to send more
than, say 5 or 10 'substantially similar' messages per unit time - then
let them be "licensed" (for want of a better term) and subject to whatever
controls are available....

  That would simply stop bulk mailers cold - of course it's easy to
conceive of these things when one has no concept of how the "system" works
as whole... which I of course most assuredly do not.


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