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Re: [eweek article] Window of "anonymity" when domain exists, whois not updated yet
- From: Doug Dever
- Date: Wed Jan 12 22:23:20 2005
Previously, Michael.Dillon@radianz.com (Michael.Dillon@radianz.com) wrote:
> > > for some reason people are unwilling to imagine an email
> > > system in which an ISP will only accept incoming messages
> > > from another ISP with which they have an existing
> > > agreement, i.e. rather like email peering.
> > You say this as if it's surprising that people are willing to accept
> > communications from people they have not yet communicated with before.
> There is a difference between an ISP and a person
> who sends or receives email. I am only suggesting
> that ISPs should make mail peering agreements,
> not individuals. When I wrote a weekly column for
> Internet World magazine, I frequently received email
> from readers with whom I had not previously communicated
> because my email address was printed at the bottom of
> each article. I developped my suggestion with this
> in mind.
Considering that many of the big spam outfits have gone so far as to buy
ISPs or start their own simply for the purpose of spamming, this becomes
So I start up a new corporation, buy co-lo space from a provider,
register my mail server with them and send all the spam I want until
they kick me off the network. Rinse. Repeat. That sounds a lot like
our current system today, the difference being you'd use some new
database to determine the source of your spam rather than SWIP records.
Douglas A. Dever firstname.lastname@example.org