Echoing the suggestion of a previous poster, I hope Mr. Slaton gets
hoist by his own petard. It's real easy to use a word-processing
program to make whole sheets of labels with Mr. Slaton's name and
address. You know those card packs you get in the mail? The ones
with get-rich-quick schemes involving Ostrich Farms and Precious Metal
Traders? The ones that will get you put on every imaginable irritating
mail list? Naturally, *I* wouldn't do anything that devious or possibly
illegal, but maybe somebody would. He'll HAVE to go through all the
mail to that address to get his (legitimate?) replies. I certainly
hope he has to wade through fifty sacks of junk to get them.
The net protects its own.
*Reg Neale=ee.rochester.edu ....standard disclaimer applies...* neale
*..."Ignorance is a renewable resource."....P.J. O'Rourke............*
Yeah I know that this is not the right place to discuss the problem, but
since *lots* of spams are bulky, cannot the list server refuse to bounce
any bulky traffic? Defining 'bulky' is the problem, and spammers may
decide to fragment their adverts.... I guess there would be other problems
with my scheme, but whaddya think?
Mungo Henning itacs.strath.ac.ukmungoh
|>Yeah I know that this is not the right place to discuss the problem, but
>since *lots* of spams are bulky, cannot the list server refuse to bounce
>any bulky traffic? Defining 'bulky' is the problem, and spammers may
>decide to fragment their adverts.... I guess there would be other problems
>with my scheme, but whaddya think?
>Mungo Henning itacs.strath.ac.ukmungoh
A quick and simple solution: have the list server refuse any mail from someone
not subscribed to the list. This means the spammer has to subscribe to the list
before spamming it. An operation which would be too cumbersome for spammers
to deal with. A refinement could be refusing mail that is more than 20 lines
from a non list subscriber.
Another option is to have a password as the first line of a bulky post.
of the order of "Now is the time" must be the first line of posts longer
than 50 lines.
Otherwise the post is bounced. I am not a fan of this as it adds hassle to the
quality posters on the list.
P.S. I ignored the first few times, but this is getting a bit out of hand!
> Another option is to have a password as the first line of a bulky post.
> of the order of "Now is the time" must be the first line of posts longer
> than 50 lines.
> Otherwise the post is bounced. I am not a fan of this as it adds hassle to the
> quality posters on the list.
How about having the list auto-forward all posts longer than, e.g., 250
lines, or all posts above the first 100K worth from a certain person on a
given day, to the list maintainer (who might have his own killfile on his
mailbox to avoid having to filter through magazine adverts)? Many posts
of excessive length are mistakes, and even those that aren't are often
better handled by placing them on an ftp/web site and allowing people who
need to receive them by e-mail to explicitly request them.
|PICsters! We win one round against spam!
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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 17:18:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: AOL Postmaster Aimee Palmer <aol.net> pmd4
To: Aimee Palmer <aol.net> pmd4
Subject: Your report to AOL Postmaster / Abuse
Organization: "America Online, Inc."
I apologize for the form of this mailing. It's Blind Carbon Copied
(BCC) to avoid overwhelming you with the large number of addresses it
is going to, and to protect the privacy of the other recipients.
Re: AOL addresses: Party79333, Hangman37 and Jpaetz and dcao20 (and
others) Subject: Hello!! (celebrity addresses spam)
Thank you for reporting this America Online Member e-mail abuse. The
account has been terminated for violating America Online's Terms of
Service agreement. AOL does not condone mass e-mailing. We are
working closely with our legal and security departments to stop this
sort of abuse.
Thanks for writing.
Internet Development, Outreach and Technology Team
America Online, Inc
As I become member, I wanted to post a prototype board made by me easy
to make and use, FREE (28pin pic16,18) and I was promted that I am a
known SPAM !!!
Working with PIC from 1995.
Really difficult site.
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