ARIN whois

Henry R. Linneweh linneweh at
Tue Nov 23 18:56:18 UTC 1999

I think for the most part one essential element is missing here
the "CUSTOMER" is the recipient of the SPAM from an
OPEN relay, and that is harassment. It becomes criminal
when the SPAM provides you with incentive to pay money
so that you can make $50,000.00 in 30 days, NOT.

When the customer gets about 200 of these a month in his/her
email, they are looking at the ISP for a solution.

The customer does not want SPAM, period. The customer wants
to reserve the right to do business with those businesses that useful
to their need. Not a Dentist in Bermuda or Florida, let alone get the
best XXX from these skanks here type of drivel.

As a customer (consumer) of internet services I want my rights back!

Bruce Campbell wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
> > > What "legitimate business purposes" necessitate leaving SMTP
> > > relays open
> > > to the world?
> >
> > How about running a commercial email gateway?
> Lets try another analogy set, ie  You run a gas station.
> open-relay:
>         You give out free fuel to whoever turns up in a vehicle capable of
>         accepting fuel from your bowser.
> pop-before-smtp authentication:
>         You require a valid corporate fleet card before handing out fuel.
> full-anti-relay:
>         You require payment before letting them near the bowser.
> trusted-hosts or IP-based access lists:
>         If their numberplate is in a certain range, give them free fuel.
> > How about commercial anonymous re-mailers?
> Ah, this would be:
>         You give out free fuel on sighting, but not verifying, a corporate
>         fleet card, and give them a new car.
> --==--
> Bruce.
> Peregrinus expectavi pedes meos in cymbalis est.

Thank you;
| Thinking is a learned process so is UNIX   |
Henry R. Linneweh

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