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Re: Getting open smtp servers fixed

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  • From: Corneliu Tanasa < >
  • Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 15:03:03 +0000
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  • Organization: LOGIC TELECOM SA
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Gert Doering wrote:

Hi Gert,

I don't want to ofense you, but you don't understand, or you're too much
involved in this.  I don't know exactly what statistics said, but in my
servers, more that 75% of the blocked spam is originated by users of the
ISPs with laxed anti-spam policies, not by open relays.  This is the
problem.  When I'm receiving reports that one of my users is spammer,
I'm simply closing his account.  Others don't.

Regards,
Corneliu Tanasa
LOGIC TELECOM SA - ROMANIA

> > I think that the best way, should be to add a machine on the block list
> > only if it was used for spamming and you've heard nothing from the
> > administrator after notifying him about the incident.
> 
> You want to stop the spamming *before* it happens. Afterwards, it doesn't
> matter -- the spammer will go away and find another "one-shot" host.
> 
> If you don't take preventive measures, the spamming will never stop,
> because new hosts (with open relays) are connected to the Internet every
> day.
> 
> Gert Doering
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