[linux-elitists] AOL says goodbye to AT&T/Comcast and residential mail spools

mike@jurney.org mike@jurney.org
Fri Apr 11 08:48:48 PDT 2003

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Shawn McMahon wrote:

> You should anyway; a common, and effective, antispam measure is blocking
> all connections from identified dynamic IP ranges.  AOL is jumping on a
> very long bandwagon.

So refusing to accept from a source of provably valid email because some
of it is likely to be spam is somehow acceptable?  At what ratio of good
mail to bad mail does it tip the balance from "liberal in what you accept"
to "feck 'em"?

It's ridiculous that _anyone_ is choosing to deal with the spam problem by
refusing service to people who _might_ be sending spam.  That the set of
systems doing it is large doesn't make it any more vicious and stupid.

Michael D. Jurney

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