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Re: [SLE] SPAM: Trouble Connecting to Server Retry
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:23:09 -0500
  • Message-id: <1136323389.12130.61.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 15:15 -0500, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [01-03-06 09:07]:
> > 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.
>
> Their *originally* stated policy/position.
>
> > Do you really think a company would do 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.
>
> ONLY because they did not address it at the onset. If you tell your
> children that they cannot get cookies from the cookie jar and do not
> inforce the rule, the rule is meaningless and your authority along with
> it. My thoughts about whether a company should or should not is
> irrelevant.
>
> > Earthlink has done some of this by using a product called "Spamblocker"
> > which blocks -ALL- email unless the person is in my address book.
>
> How are they going to see my 'address book'?
>

It's the address book on the web mail product they supply.

I agree the rules should be enforced but it is too late now. Too many
would get pissed off and go elsewhere.

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


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