Spam Control Considered Harmful

Greg A. Woods woods at
Fri Oct 31 07:19:46 UTC 1997

[ On Thu, October 30, 1997 at 14:54:50 (-0800), Justin W. Newton wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Spam Control Considered Harmful
> I would like to point out, after much thought and discussion, I believe
> that completely blocking outgoing SMTP to be a bad idea.  Here's the
> reasoning.
> I may be, a mail hosting service.  My customers send and receive
> mail via me, but do not connect via me.  I set up a system whereby only my
> users can send mail via me (magic elves or something, thats not important).
>  In this instance, it makes sense to allow your users to send mail via me,
> if they are also my users.  

In that case you'll have to establish relationships that transfer the
responsibility for managing and controlling the users from the
connectivity ISP to you, the e-mail service provider.

							Greg A. Woods

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