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Re: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org

  • From: Gary E. Miller
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 14:51:23 2002

Yo Avleen!

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, batz wrote:

> Spam is very much a security problem.
>
> Spam would not exist if both MUA's and MTA's had adequate policy
> enforcement features on them, so that users could set granular
> controls on what was allowed into their mailboxes.

Nice try, but not close enough.

Spam is a LEGAL problem.

There are many cases where spammers negotiated a service contract with
out anti-spamming clauses.  Then when the ISP figures out they have
a bulk spammer for a custmoer they can not shut down the spammer because
the spammer gets a court order to enforce the service agreement.

Same goes on the other side.  Many BLs have been sued, AND LOST, for
putting spammers on their BLs.

Put those two together and no technical solution will fix the problem.

If legislatures say Pi is equal to 3 then there is not much we
can do to fix it except fight the legislature.

RGDS
GARY
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