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ximian evolution

Seriously, I really wonder who is responsible for the spam protection at AOL.  It seems they haven't done any real research or reading about the spam problem.  Because people I know that have AOL still get loads and loads of spam.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:00:19PM -0400, Derek Martin wrote:
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> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 08:13:42AM -0700, miah wrote:
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> > On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 11:10:05AM -0400, Grant Young wrote:
> > > AOL (and other ISPs) are getting pretty picky about where they accept
> > > mail from to avoid as much spam as possible.
> >
> > whats sad is that its not helping.  
> Anyone who thought it would is deluding themselves.  For a substantial
> period of time, before settling on my current spam solution, I
> monitored where every piece of spam I received came from, in part to
> get the hosts listed on an RBL (which I no longer think is an
> acceptable course of action), and in part to understand where the spam
> I was receiving was coming from.
> Only a small percentage of it was from a residential broadband IP in
> North America.
> Most of the spam was from overseas, and much of that was from open
> relays operated by commercial sites (or perhaps intentionally
> originating from those commercial sites).  Much of it was also from
> sites whose origin was difficult to determine, other than to say it
> was somewhere in Asia.
> The point is, spamming is profitable.  So long as there are a
> multitude of options for those who want to spam people, measures like
> this one, while well-intentioned, will only serve to irritate some
> segment of the legitimate user community who are not content to use
> the Internet as they would a TV, but will do very little to prevent
> spam.  Real spammers will not be hindered by such measures, and will
> simply use one of the other many alternative means of delivering their
> spam to you.
> - -- 
> Derek D. Martin
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