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RE: Stealth Blocking
> From: Steve Sobol [mailto:sjsobol@NorthShoreTechnologies.net] > Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 2:51 PM > > Shawn McMahon wrote: > > > > TCP rate-limiting on outbound traffic to *:25 would also > be extremely > > > effective, particularly on unclassified customer traffic, > and without the > > > heavy-handed nature of denying all dial-up traffic. > Rate-limiting doesn't > > > interfere with low-volume legitimate mail, but it really > cramps spam. > > > > It interferes heavily with transmission of large files via > email, though, > > and this *IS* a valid use of service. > > The transmission of large files is not a valid use of email. Is too... I send large documents regularly, via email. I just sent a 125 page word doc, with about 20 embedded Visio drawings and a bunch of embedded Excel spreadsheets. It was huge. Most of the recipients are on dialups with Win98. How else do you expect me to get it to them ... FTP? Most of them are NOT computer jocks.