Spam Control Considered Harmful

Matt Ryan matt at
Wed Oct 29 20:29:52 UTC 1997

> This sounds nice and principled but who is going to pay the bill for
> the spam? It's non-trivial.

The spammers pay by hooking up with an ISP. How do your customers pay the
recipients of their messages for them downloading them? Have you not noticed
that email delivery is a cooperative process?


Matt Ryan - Network Engineer                    matt at
Planet OnLine Ltd, The White House,             Tel: +44 113 2345566
Melbourne Street, Leeds, LS2 7PS, UK            Fax: +44 113 2240003

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