Open relays and open proxies

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at
Fri Apr 25 16:22:54 UTC 2003

> On Friday, Apr 25, 2003, at 11:57 Canada/Eastern, John Payne wrote:
>>Tired old argument that completely misses the "with the exception of 
>>joe jobs" clause.

* jabley at (Joe Abley) [Fri 25 Apr 2003, 18:13 CEST]:
> I don't need to forge my spam as being from any legitimate mailbox in 
> order to promote a web site, and start off on the rapid spiral descent 
> into insect nationhood.

You have been led to the water but still refuse to drink.  A "Joe Job"
is when bulk mail is sent out in your name in order to make you look bad.
No services by the spammer are advertised, all he hopes to achieve is to
get you a bad reputation or even disconnected.

See Paul Wouters' recent mail to this august forum for a recent
example of a joe job.

	-- Niels.

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