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Re: [SLE] SPAM: Trouble Connecting to Server Retry
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 18:35:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <1136504101.21019.17.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 00:07 +0100, Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
> Tue, 03 Jan 2006, by suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>
> > On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 08:21 -0500, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > If ISP's shut down all of the errant users that did not keep their PC's
> > up to date for virii, worms and bugs they would have to shutdown perhaps
> > over 50% of their customers. Do you really think a company would do
>
> My ISP does exactly that: as soon as they find out someone's spewing
> shite they cut the connection off, leaving only the webmail where an
> email is waiting with explanation and conditions for re-connect.
> Most of the time a site is cut-off within hours of abuse.
>
> > that. It is out of control and the best that ISP's can do today is
> > install the hardware/software to protect the users who use their
> > service. Earthlink has done some of this by using a product called
> > "Spamblocker" which blocks -ALL- email unless the person is in my
> > address book. If I want to look for other email I can look in my
> > "suspect" folder using the web interface and add people to my address
> > book as needed. If -all- ISP's used something like this it would cut out
> > perhaps 90% or more of the spam going around today.
>
> I'm very pleased my ISP has a better understanding of howto keep the
> huns from taking over.
>

I wish they ALL would cut them off at the knees as it would stop perhaps
half of the spam.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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