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Re: test message

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  • From: Steve Linford < >
  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 19:27:06 +0000

From Rudi van Houten, received 13/11/01, 7:20 pm +0100 (GMT):
 Since september 2001 I don't receive any messages on this list. Seems
 inprobable that the list is so quiet considering what's going on in
 the Eurpean Cmmittee. So this is only a test if I can receive from
 this list (or send to it).
Well, you're right, what's going on is pretty grim. I had a long conversation with the Italian MEP pushing the opt-out legislation forward, Marco Cappato, and he explained to me that all users could avoid spam simply by looking at the message Subject before downloading it. I told him the Subject field wasn't part of the SMTP protocol so the spam had to be received before seeing the Subject and he said that's not true because on his Hotmail account he can see the Subject without downloading the message... He said all ISPs must provide the same system Hotmail has. (including that ISPs must filter spam into a separate folder like Hotmail does)

I also spoke (by email) to the British MEP responsible for pushing the UK side of the opt-out legislation - Michael Cashman MEP. He said that because so much spam was coming into the UK from the US, spam must be allowed in the UK or else our spammers would be at a commercial disadvantage...


Steve Linford
The Spamhaus Project

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