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  • To: "'Piet Beertema'" < >
  • From: "Christian Celecia \(GNC\)" < >
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:53:21 +0100
  • Cc: "'anti-spam-wg@localhost" < >


We run our ISP and over the past 4 years we have never had a 
problem with spam on our sever. Unfortunately a couple of weeks
ago someone sent us an email "MerchantServices2000@localhost"
this spread over our mail server and slowed it down they used the sendmail 
facility on our dns's to relay the message world wide. People starting shouting 
and we got into some trouble. We stopped the Sendmail and reinstalled the 
mail server.

Yet after all that ! I still cannot understand why any ISP would want to
control email from any source. Most email is not malicious to an actual 
dial-up customer. Yet I would tend to say that a system for stopping or 
outlawing malicious email should be set up but not stopping a whole domain.

This is my point of view.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Piet Beertema [SMTP:Piet.Beertema@localhost]
Sent:	Friday, March 12, 1999 9:54 AM
To:	hamster@localhost
Subject:	Re: 

    The question here is are we required to accept email from
    any source on the net?
For a leaf node it's: no. Period.
For an ISP it's:mabye. Depends on the AUP
and on what its customers want and accept.


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