- Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:53:21 +0100
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
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.
From: Piet Beertema [SMTP:Piet.Beertema@localhost]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: http://maps.vix.com/dul/
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.