open relays at Earthlink

J.D. Falk jdfalk at
Mon Aug 24 18:36:18 UTC 1998

On 08/24/98, Aaron Goldblatt <aglists at> wrote: 

> Or you can continue to allow people to spam, which doesn't cost anything in
> any quantifiable manner, and annoys your support staff a whole lot less. the short term.

	But in the long term, people stop accepting mail from you,
	which costs even more.  Talk to AGIS or ACSI (now eSpire) for
	first-hand accounts of how bad it can get when you piss off
	(or allow your customers to piss off) millions of people.

J.D. Falk <jdfalk at>                         Are you RFC 527 compliant?
Special Agent In Charge (Abuse Issues)
Critical Path, Inc.

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