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Re: Administrative Overheads Arising from UCE

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  • From: Esa Laitinen < >
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 10:04:38 +0200
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>Those of you who cared to read this much: What have you done so far?
>Please take 1h of your life and check out 5 neighbor systems. Mail
>them, call them by phone. Will do magic to stop spam relaying!

Been there, done that. Doesn't work. You'll get abusive responses, if any. I
used to do this a lot last summer, located I think in excess of 100 Finnish
open relays. Contacted postmasters, sometimes used internal channels in case I
had business connections there.

Result: about 10% got their act together, some of them after internal pressure.
Got blacklisted in one of the systems (which I have business relations, open
over 1 month after the first message. postmaster didn't like that his boss
noticed he wasn't doing his work).

Entered the systems into ORBS. Result: in less than 2 weeks over 50% of the
relays were closed.

At least over here they don't care if your neighbour tells you that you have a
problem. It'll have to be somebody that looks official.

Esa Laitinen  	             If I cannot reply to your news or mail
                             message with reply, you won't get my answer.          Why try to hide away from spam, why not fight   it?

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