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Re: How do you stop outgoing spam?
- From: Christopher X. Candreva
- Date: Wed Sep 11 14:34:23 2002
On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Brad Knowles wrote:
> > B) KNOW WHO THE HELL YOU'RE GIVING ACCOUNTS TO so that (A) works. Get
> > a credit card or verify the phone number and other info (e.g., call
> > them back, insist on calling them back.)
> > C) Use (B) to enforce (A).
> Doesn't work. See above.
Back in the day, a reasonable BBS would voice-validate all new users. This
meant getting a valid phone number from a new user, and actually calling
them back at that number, before activating an account.
We started as a BBS giving out Unix shell accounts. Our new user
registration screen still says we voice-validate all new accounts, and we
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