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Re: [SLE] SPAM: Trouble Connecting to Server Retry
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 23:37:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <200601032337.08174.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 03 January 2006 9:05 am, Ken Schneider 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
> 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.

It's probably a good thing for all ISPs to do, even though many of us would
rather have the SPAMMERS located and then the snot beat outta them.


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