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Re: luser of the day award!
At 01:04 PM 11/18/98 -0500, Christopher Neill wrote: >Anyone else get mail from this idiot? We're a stealth DNS RBL subscriber, of course not <grin> (I luv sendmail 8.9.1). >Alan Bechtold (firstname.lastname@example.org) @ 11/18/1998 12:48 - Original Problem Detail: > > >Dear sir or madam -- >=20 >It has come to my attention that your company utilizes the MAPS = >BLACKHOLE list to block purported SPAMMERS from sending E-mail to your = >system. While the idea might sound good I am writing to inform you that = >you will be named in a Federal Lawsuit if you do not CEASE AND DESIST = >use of this list IMMEDIATELY. I wonder how he's going to find out just who is using RBL and who isn't? >Here is why: >=20 >My company, BBS PRESS SERVICE, INC., designs and hosts Web sites. That's = >I understand many Web site design and hosting services stipulate in = >their contracts that they reserve the right to pull any site if evidence = >of SPAMMING is seen -- but my attorneys have also advised me that this = >is completely unenforceable in court and wouldn't stand up to a court = >challenge. >=20 >I don't know about you but I am totally opposed to being REQUIRED to = >take action against anyone for anything they've done outside of my = >control. Do we also want to become liable for pulling Web sites held by = >anyone who is convicted of a crime...any crime? Wouldn't this lead to = >the requirement of background checks, to make sure a Web site customer = >has never indeed beenconvicted of a crime? This is simple, 30-day subscriptions with mutual freedom to refuse to do business with each other at every subscription renewal opportunity. No contract breaches required and rapid cycling of lusers^H^H^H^H^H spammers. We've never had a spammer on our site though. We make it *real clear* that spam may subject them to >$1500US in clean-up penalties which we *will* hit their card with first and ask questions later. Their other choice is to leave us a $1500US refundable $cash$ deposit. No one has yet taken the latter choice <grin>. ___________________________________________________ Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993) e-mail: <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org Internet phone: hawk.mhsc.com Personal web pages: <http://www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer>www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer Company web-site: <http://www.mhsc.com/>www.mhsc.com/ ___________________________________________ Who is John Galt? "Atlas Shrugged" - Ayn Rand