Re: Chris Rock Spam Solution [the telephone system ain't that geat]
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Sun Feb 27 08:03:03 EST 2005
"Bert Driehuis" <driehuis.fcnzpbc2005 at playbeing.com> wrote in
message news:20050227042120.36c54962 at wednesday.playbeing.org...
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:54:13 -0500
> Sofa King Tyred of Lar Ting <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote:
> > I don't agree that everyone who connects to the Internet should
> > to know what a virus/Trojan, spyware, etc. is. The phone
> > is pretty secure (not accounting for Cell Phones and the new
> > viruses to come). One doesn't need a license to use the phone
> > a fax even. Abusers of the phone system are easier to track
> > stop, since it's well designed (and more importantly, much
> > than the Internet).
> My approach has always been to go for quality: no caller ID, no
> tone when you call me. No rDNS, no 250 response to your HELO.
> that the Internet allows me to easily do that, and the phone
IMHO, the King has a point. The only difference is that the phone
companies don't (unless you take a lot of effort or pay for extra
features) filter your phone calls for you - incoming or outgoing.
My ISP feels the same way except that he has made spamassassin and
whitelisting available for free. I think that making only server
owners responsible and competent would work because they could then
insist on customers following certain standards.
Although this is a little bit off topic, there are legitimate
people who use no caller id. It probably would not affect business
arrangements, but my husband will not accept no caller id calls and
refused a call from someone in social services who routinely block
their id because clients are not supposed to know your home phone
number, but have to contact you through the agency. The reason he
refuses private calls is because we did have a spate of callers who
didn't want us to know their phone number (it is a long story) and
now that is over, the only private calls we get are from salesmen
or skip tracers.
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