[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Sat Jun 7 10:19:33 CDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 11:31:12AM -0400, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>  Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. writes ...
> >From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com>
> > >
> > >Until they apply the "illegal access" laws and make spamming a crime, and
> > >the knowing transmission of it a civil offense, those of us who must be
> > >available will continue to seek technological defenses.
> >
> > And even then since so much spam is relayed off of open proxies (primarily
> > misconfigured Korean proxy servers) which eompltely hides the source, as
> > long as those methods of spamming without leaving a trail are open, spam
> > will continue to flourish.
> Yes, and that's where the "knowing transmission" part comes in.  US law
> can't do much about open relays in .ko and .my, but they _can_ do something
> about the .us networks that carry the resulting traffic.  I expect that the
> network operators in .kr and .my would close those relays fast, or shut down

I guess this is going OT, but my opinion is that simply passing a law
that forging email headers is illegal would pretty much fix what needs
to be fixed.  That is, all those viagra and home mortgage spams are
not actually from i45xgh at hotmail.com or whatever.  Force them to
disclose the tru origin of the email and the rest of us can filter at

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