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Re: ** Forged spamming going on
- From: Phil Howard
- Date: Mon Dec 21 18:44:02 1998
> Thinking about this, there is no solution; here are my options:
> 1) blackhole AT&T, which does nothing, since the mail is bounces coming
> from AOL.
> 2) blackhole AOL, which would fix my attack, but would break all
> legitimate mail from/to AOL.
> 3) temporarily blackhole mailme.com, which would prevent me from getting
> the bounces, but then I can't send/get legit mail.
> I wish AT&T and other huge dialup organizations could control the
> users they have; there should be a licensing process..
4) convince AOL to blackhole AT&T.
AOL knows the pain of spam. There is a remote chance they might actually
do it. And if AOL could be convinced to do this, it might actually get
some attention at AT&T.
If the mail bounces are addressed to a specific firstname.lastname@example.org, then set
up an autoresponder on that address that sends a reply back that explains
that the address is a forgery, giving the 800 number for AT&T support.
Play tough with AOL since it is they who actually in a position to stop
the flood. Imagine if AOL were to use RBL.
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