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Re: How do you stop outgoing spam?

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Mon Sep 09 14:51:14 2002

On Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:37:35 PDT, Al Rowland <alan_r1@corp.earthlink.net>  said:
> How many (more) protocols are we willing to cripple in the name of
> fighting spam?

Crippling protocols won't help, in the long run.  What will help is
the use of a baseball bat, properly applied. Unfortunately, although
it would probably be *cheaper* to hire <insert ethnic organized crime
group> to simply whack the cluelessmailers.org list of top 100
offenders, network providers fall into two distinct classes:

1) Companies with *some* sense of morals/conscience - they won't do
that sort of thing.

2) Companies that *would* stoop so low - they won't do it either
because that would be attacking their own revenue stream.

-- 
				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Senior Engineer
				Virginia Tech

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