Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet (fwd)

Jim Carroll jim at
Sat Mar 29 22:28:25 UTC 1997

> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 18:08:44 -0500
> From: Jonathan Clark <jhc at>
> To: spam-list at, nanog at, spam at
> Subject: Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet
> AT&T Worldnet announces that starting Monday, March 31 1997,
> it will be taking action to stop email from non-AT&T Worldnet
> account holders being relayed through its servers.
> We have reserved the right to treat such mail any way we deem appropriate,
> which may include deleting it without notification to the originator.
> Please address any questions about this policy to abuse at

 This should really be treated as a warning message to  mail  administrators
 everywhere.  If  you  have not already implemented mail-relay blocking, you
 should think seriously about adding it now.
 When AT&T starts the filtering, those senders "hijacking" AT&T mail servers
 will go searching for alterate  servers;  sort  of  like  rats  fleeing  an
 abandoned warehouse that is now being renovated.
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