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RE: RBL Update (Re: Lets go vixie!! rbl)

  • From: Steve Hultquist
  • Date: Wed Jun 17 10:39:30 1998

> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> 
> 	I think the operational issue is who uses RBL, not that it
> exists.  When a customer purchases e-mail services from an ISP there
> should be no blocking unless it was specifically part of the contract.
> For instance, I believe it would be a bad thing for an "aol" or a
> "hotmail" to use the RBL to filter mail.  Basically it boils down to
> content filtering being bad for an ISP.
> 
> --------- 8< snip
> 
> If an ISP advertises that it is anti-spam and participates in the RBL then
> the customer knows up front that the ISP is filtering known spamblocks.
> The ISP can even put it in their policy documents/user access agreements.
> If they (the customers) don't like it they can select an ISP who lets all
> the sewage pass through.  As long as you are up front about it the
> customer has the choice to use them or not.  
> 
> --
> James D. Wilson
> netsurf@sersol.com

Some of us would even market this as competitive advantage!  ;-)
--
Steve Hultquist, VP Engineering                      High Speed Access
providing high-speed Internet access                 Boulder, Colorado
mailto:ssh@HSAcorp.net    +1.303.581.0800      http://www.HSAcorp.net/





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