Spam Control Considered Harmful

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Fri Oct 31 04:56:31 UTC 1997

On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Matt Ryan wrote:

> If people are having trouble with their mailservers dying under the spammers
> attack(!) then I would suggest they need a more scalable system.

Obviously, your servers have never been hit by thousands upon thousands of
bounced spams returned in a short period of time by AOL.

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