Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet (fwd)
jim at carroll.com
Sat Mar 29 22:28:25 UTC 1997
> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 18:08:44 -0500
> From: Jonathan Clark <jhc at lynxhub.att.com>
> To: spam-list at psc.edu, nanog at merit.edu, spam at zorch.sf-bay.org
> 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 worldnet.att.net.
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.
Jim C., President | C A R R O L L - N E T, Inc.
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