Re: [anti-spam-wg] Any suggestions about how to deal with non co-operative ISP's and RIR's ?

  • To: tp ripe@localhost
  • From: "Clive D.W. Feather" clive@localhost
  • Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 09:09:48 +0100
  • Cc: oca@localhost, anti-spam-wg@localhost

tp said:
>  - ISPs generally do not care since it does not cost them, in fact spam makes
> them money whereever they charge by volume (eg on dial-up lines charged by time)

Rubbish.

Inbound spam costs far more in email processing systems than you could
possibly make on the dialup lines.

Outbound spam hurts your reputation and, even if it doesn't go through your
mail system, tends to imply a heavy user who costs you in terms of
bandwidth and transit charges.

Both forms cost you time and effort for your abuse team.

No sensible ISP likes spam.

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