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Re: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Sat Aug 30 07:23:43 2003

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Omachonu Ogali wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 04:08:52PM -0400, Vivien M. wrote:
> > If this solution had been implemented 5 years ago instead of the "no third
> > party relays" system now in place, I wouldn't be opposed to it... But the
> > issue is that the "use the local SMTP server to send" model is the main one
> > deployed in the field today, and if you start staying NOW that mail must be
> > relayed through a domain's particular SMTP server and that server doesn't
> > support SMTP AUTH relaying, you're now screwed... 
> 
> If spam was as rampant 5 years ago, perhaps this would be in place.
> 
> Change sucks, doesn't it.

It really doesnt make any difference, if you change the rules by implementing 
auth etc the spammers will just adopt and it follows that the more thorough you 
are in the anti-spam measures, the more drastic the spammers will become to 
maintain their business..

Steve





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