More on spamming..
davidk at isi.edu davidk at isi.edu
Wed Oct 1 21:12:57 CEST 1997
Sebastian, Sebastian Andersson writes: > > Some facist countries prevent their citizens to export implementations of > well known cryptoalgorithms (and to use some algorithms because of > different patents) ... And some ISPs prevent their customers from making the decision to read what they want and having the ability to receive and send anonymous mail which can be considered an important asset in a truely democratic system ... ISPs have the responsibility to protect against abuse of their infrastructure (relaying, denial of service attacks) but *not* to make decisions on what mail the customer can receive and what not. That is pure censorship which should only be carried out by the customer itself. There exist many tools to assist to make those decisions. For example, the customers can decide for themselves to reject not properly signed incoming messages and only mail from a selected group of people as a reliable but very extreme measure against unsolicited mail. David K. ---
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