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  • To: James Aldridge < >
  • From: Jacques VIRCHAUX < >
  • Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 15:42:52 +0200
  • Replied: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 15:49:07 +0200
  • Replied: Jacques VIRCHAUX <Jacques.Virchaux@localhost

A I cannot come to the meeting, I have a suggestion :

- As many ISP have tools to send automatically back a message
  we should have also same tools for a whole site.

I am thinking at a tool, able to get the whole email, analyse it
and send appropriate emails to the concerned site(s). It must be
available for a whole site and able to recognize if similar complaint
has already been sent (to avoid unnecesary spam).

I have seen such a similar tool at
Unfortunately this tool does not work for a lot of spams but this could
be a basis.

Some other ideas :

- A blacklist of 'physical' people that have been banned by an ISP should
  be available for all the ISP. 
- ISP contracts must foresee a penalty to pay for the spammers violating
  the Netiquette (using forged addresses, using relays, ...).
- Provide a list of IP-addresses range to filter for ISP unable to stop
  spamming (i.e. dialup accounts for most big ISP).

My personnal conclusion is that it is a big work to fight the spammers
but it must be done. The Netiquette is the Internet law which must keep
the freedom of everyone.

Kind regards,

Jacques VIRCHAUX                          Til.: +41 21 693 45 11
Ecole Polytechnique Fidirale de Lausanne   Fax: +41 21 693 22 20
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1015 Lausanne                          E-mail : Jacques.Virchaux@localhost

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