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Re: anybody else been spammed by "" yet?

  • From: measl
  • Date: Sat May 04 19:38:04 2002

On Sat, 4 May 2002, Forrest W. Christian wrote:

> We're trying to discourage bulk emailers, not individuals.

Then the way to do this is to make the cost of sending mass mail more
expensive than sending only a few here and there.  In short, we need a way to
prevent the use of the $19.95 throw-away account that is used to send the
vast majority of spam.  Let's face it, only the biggest of the hardcore
spammers are willing to pay out for dedicated lines. 

How about something along the lines of dial accounts having their outgoing
SMTP connections rate limited to, oh, let's say 100 per day, and limiting the
maximum number of recipients on any given email to some low number, say 5?

A customer reaches the limit, the account auto-rejects all email for 24

Someone bitches?  Let them buy full rate dedicated services, with the first
month, last month, and a security deposit up front before service is

J.A. Terranson
[email protected]

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...