[OT]Bounce Back

Douglas Otis dotis at mail-abuse.org
Thu May 20 19:43:50 CDT 2010


On 5/20/10 4:08 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> James Bensley wrote:
>> Got the below message back from Hotmail when emailing a friend I email
>> every week. I have never experienced this particular error before, is
>> this just an indication of high traffic between Google Mail and
>> Hotmail?
>
> Yes, high traffic of an abusive nature, i.e. google's email servers 
> spew out a lot of spam. Just because they're a big company doesn't 
> mean they should get special treatment when they're sending spam. 
> Google should try it bit harder to fight their abuse problem.
It seems the year began with major provider's user accounts being 
hacked.  More than just speed is needed to defend these services.  Other 
services that send password reset links via email may also want to 
rethink this strategy, in light of the situation.  Clearly, the accounts 
are not being disabled.

-Doug






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