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Forwarding spam (was Re: AOL scomp)

  • From: J.D. Falk
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 16:25:52 2005

On 02/24/05, "Edward B. Dreger" <eddy+public+spam@noc.everquick.net> wrote: 

> > I see the same thing.  At least 2/3rds are spam forwarded along as
> > described above.  I have to give some credit to AOL WRT handling that
> > type of situation -- they're much better than MSN/Hotmail who do not
> > have a whitelist or feedback loop and simply stop accepting mail for
> > 12+ hours from any server that reaches a particular spam threshhold.
> 
> We now refuse to forward mail that's almost certainly spam.  Users may
> POP it, but forwarding is out.

	Very good idea, given the lack of any standard way for a receiving 
	ISP to know that the mail was forwarded.

-- 
J.D. Falk                                          uncertainty is only a virtue
<jdfalk@cybernothing.org>                    when you don't know the answer yet