Re: [anti-spam-wg] Client SMTP Validation
From: peter h <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:34:43 +0200
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 15.22, Brian Nisbet wrote:
> I mentioned this at the WG meeting today, so felt further details
> may well be welcome as it is not my project to describe.
> Details on the policy, the draft charter etc. can be found here:
Sounds like a bad idea. We don't need authorities telling us
"what to do and how to" The likley result is that big (national)
teleproviders will strangle everything outside their own interests.
Other possible side-effects could be focusing on obsolete propetarian
software as "the certified tools".
Let law enforcement hunt those breaking laws, make shure spam will
be protected at least as much as fax receivers. And make (force)
ISP's to block smtp to cable/home ranges unless the subscriber
actually demands smtp-access ( then a suitable AUP should be signed)
Spam is not really different from other criminal activities like
breaking into computers stealing creditcard numbers etc. It's stealing
either way and should (imho) be treated and punished the same.
There's never money to do it right, but always money to do it
again ... and again ... and again ... and again.
( Det är billigare att göra rätt. Det är dyrt att laga fel. )