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Re: Anti-spam Working Group

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  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 12:31:28 +0200 (MET DST)


        Hello John

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, John Martin wrote:

> At 8:48 am +0200 2/9/98, Gunnar Lindberg wrote:

> >It seems like an increasing number of spam Mail Relay now uses hosts
> >in Spain (.es), most often Sun with native/naive sendmail.
>
> I have been on the Sun Managers list for more years than I care to remember
> and I can vouch for the fact that there are more questions there about
> configuring sendmail than any other single topic. This alone surely
> warrants some attention.
>
> John
>

        Many of the Sun's are Netra "internet ready". No sources, no
compilers, even lacking some includes ...

        The rest of the boxes are almost "plug-and-play" machines without
enhancements. You can find one fresh (very fresh) sysadmin managing those
boxes, and they don't know about Sun Managers mailing lists. It's so
simple. If they are open to mail relaying, they are open after many
discussions in spanish ISPs mailing lists about spam (and how to avoid
it). Believe me, i have been in that lists, and if you contact people from
RedIris, the academic network, they will confirm that effort "in spanish"
to put in everyones mind the idea of blocking unwanted mail.

        Maybe Sun should make an extra effort for their customers or offer
an easy upgrade for their sendmail (and named).

        Regards

                        Jose Manuel de Arce

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