Subject: Re: mail spams
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/28/1996 11:51:57
On Thu, 28 Nov 1996 13:40:24 +1030 (CST), (Brett Lymn) =

> You may be wasting your time - this is a "stealth-mailer" out there
> that uses some mis-features in the smail mail package to obscure the
> true source of the mail.  By blocking the direct accesses all that
> will happen is other methods will be found to circumvent them.  I
> suppose it is sort of like putting a "no junk mail" sticker on your
> snail-mail box, if the junk mailer really wants to they can stuff your
> box full of junk mail anyway.

Although I agree with you, the real problem with Internet junk mail is that =
you cannot tell them to put you on their "no email list", or just bounce the =
mail back to them.

Most flyers sent via USPS stop coming once you stick'em back in the mailbox =
with "Return to sender" ;-)...

And with telemarketeers, you can sue them if they don't respect their do not =
call list.  With eMail, however, there's an absolute vacuum.  Especially =
since there is not such thing as eMail fraud.  Not sure we'd want that, but =
that's one of the most powerful handles on it.

Christian Kuhtz      - hm, - =
Network/UNIX Specialist           BOYCOTT INTERNET SPAM =
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