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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve () telecomplete co uk>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 12:21:02 +0100 (BST)


On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Omachonu Ogali wrote:
On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 04:08:52PM -0400, Vivien M. wrote:
If this solution had been implemented 5 years ago instead of the "no third
party relays" system now in place, I wouldn't be opposed to it... But the
issue is that the "use the local SMTP server to send" model is the main one
deployed in the field today, and if you start staying NOW that mail must be
relayed through a domain's particular SMTP server and that server doesn't
support SMTP AUTH relaying, you're now screwed... 

If spam was as rampant 5 years ago, perhaps this would be in place.

Change sucks, doesn't it.

It really doesnt make any difference, if you change the rules by implementing 
auth etc the spammers will just adopt and it follows that the more thorough you 
are in the anti-spam measures, the more drastic the spammers will become to 
maintain their business..

Steve


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