RE: Spam Control Considered Harmful

From: Paul Peterson (no email)
Date: Thu Oct 30 1997 - 04:31:14 EST


How about a new RFC outlining a method of dynamically delivering a relay
host native to whatever service provider you dial in to ?? That way, any
e-mail can be traced to a supposedly responsible end-user by the
victimized ISP ??

Naaaaa.

Paul.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 9:47 PM
> To: John A. Tamplin
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> Subject: Re: Spam Control Considered Harmful
>
> [ On Wed, October 29, 1997 at 21:53:52 (-0600), John A. Tamplin wrote:
> ]
> > Subject: Re: Spam Control Considered Harmful
> >
> >[....]
> > The difficulty in the latter is finding a way to determine what SMTP
> servers
> > they are supposed to have access to and then implementing that in a
> router
> > access list.
>
> There should be no difficulty at all in doing this. If they dial into
> your network then they use your outgoing mail relay server, and yours
> alone. Period. (Unless you have some kind of agreement in a roaming
> system where you authenticate your own users to someone else's dial-up
> and vice versa, in which case you only allow the user to connect to
> the
> the "home" ISP's mail relay host(s).)
>
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