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Re: Suggestion for NANOG Meeting
From: "Eric D. Madison" <madison () queber acsi net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 11:40:12 -0500 (EST)

We are not ignoring the complaints.  I have contacted the spammers and
asked them to stop the unsolicited emails.  Problem is that they are not
always our direct customer, so they see us as no threat since we are not
their direct upstream provider.  I would just like to see what other large
providers are doing about this problem so we can come to a common policy.


      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -   
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group  
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc () acsi net

On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Avi Freedman wrote:

It might be an intersting topic for conversation - but ignoring complaints
about (esp. *serious*) spammers hosted on your network will not make you 
very popular in the provider community.

So I guess it *is* a topic for conversation...


One topic that really needs to be addressed is the responsibility of the
carriers on Email Spamming by customers.  Should the carrier disconnect
a customer that continues to send unsolicited emails even after a
individual or group asks to be taken off their distribution lists.

As a carrier, we at ACSI have issued a statement that we cannot be
responsible for customer traffic.  I know that legally we cannot filter
any customer traffic, but I am really getting sick of getting emails
about customers that continue to send unsolicited emails.  We as a
community need to come up with a common carrier policy on how to handle
such customers and how to deal with complaints.  

If anyone else is sick of this, please let me know so maybe we can have
this brought up as a topic of discussion in San Fran.


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