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Re: National Do Not Call Registry has opened
From: "Stephen Sprunk" <stephen () sprunk org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 17:10:07 -0500


Thus spake "LeBlanc, Robert" <Robert.LeBlanc () savvis net>
"It's very difficult to make the technology work... Spam blockers are
automated and the software rules are arbitrary," he said.

It's a shame the press are putting the blame for this on anti-spam software,
as it's clear that the DoNotCall.gov people have brought the problem on
themselves by not running a standards-compliant mail system.

What's worse is they knew this was coming and didn't do anything to prevent
it!  It appears Mr. Callahan's message to nanog wasn't to look for advice on
how not to trigger spam filters -- it was to beg us to add his systems to
our whitelists so his suspicious-looking mail would go through.

Looks like a case of "Good enough for government work" in action.

S

Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
CCIE #3723         "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking


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