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Thread: Naughty PSInet!

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    Why does this not surpise me...

    Troubled Internet service provider PSINet acknowledged providing access to a sender of bulk unsolicited commercial email, bolstering critics' claims that some of the world's largest ISPs knowingly do business with spammers in violation of stated antispam policies.
    From the link posted above.

    One of the more recent spam arrivals in my mailbox was from a certain major ISP. (I imagine just about everyone on the planet received it.)

    Of course, I bounced it back to their abuse department -- which remained uncharacteristically silent in responding to their own violation.



    [Edited by etLux on 11-07-2000 at 08:14 AM]

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    What gets me is that PSINet only asked for $27K, when the cost to it's goodwill could easily be 100x that!

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    I keep hoping someone will come along with a way to manage spam that really works... though I admit, technically, I'm hard-pressed to see a good way to do it -- or I'd pound out the code myself.

    For those who run highly active support departments (I do), the barrage of spam we get is beginning to be a serious problem. Filters are pretty much out of the question in such cases, since support departments simply can *not* afford to miss a single legitimate incoming e-mail.

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    There is no way around it.... at its base level, an email is an email, using standard procedures to send and receive them. The only way is filters on the receiving end or at the ISP. Projects like the Spamhaus help towards it, but it isn't a cure by any stretch of the imagination.

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    We use both server-side blocking and reception filters... which do grant some limited relief; but they tend to take more time and trouble to maintain than they're probably worth.

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    You're probably better off signing up to the Real Time Blacklist (Duster mentions it a lot). http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/

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    Thanks for the pointer! I'd looked at that some time ago, but forgotten about it.

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    Just remember to add a notice to bounced mail so they know why, otherwise people would think their support dept. are ignoring them.....

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    Cool Looks Like

    Cajunnet forgot to pay this moths kickbacks eh? ROTFL
    Dana aka Laci My Alter Ego
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    thought the name rang a bell....

    [TimeForStupidity]
    What's a CDS?
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    Originally posted by inwks
    [TimeForStupidity]
    What's a CDS?
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    CDS = Chicken Death Squad, AKA the Moderators (Chicken being the most prominent member.)

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    Shhhh... you must never say the full name of the CDS aloud -- lest they come after you and remove vital organs from your person!

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    Just sounds like they want to slit Chicken's throat, pluck 'im and lob 'im a giant roasting tin for dinner to me...... :0

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    Surely another name for CDS is FOX?
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    LOL... betcha Chicken stays the heck outta here...

    I'd really hate to see him eaten. He's the only good candidate for President that we have.

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