Re: ISP censors outbound mail, nixing spam discussions
nobody at nowhere.invalid
Mon May 2 15:49:25 EDT 2005
On Mon, 2 May 2005 21:49:21 +1000, Petzl coughed into spamcop and left
this in <d55449$oa6$1 at news.spamcop.net>:
> ever got a single spam until UUnet took over Ozemail?
I'd never heard of Ozemail until this thread. I was emphasizing UUNet's
role in e-mail abuse, that's all.
>> I agree. I don't even use the default account set up by my ISP since
>> it's going to be essentially useless. I *do* have several domains of my
>> own and my ISP allows me to run a mail server on my static IP address
>> (for all their shortcomings they are rather pro-Linux at this ISP).
> In this case it is upto you to see that your IP remains clean
Agreed. And it will stay clean unless I expose some out-of-date daemon
with known vulnerabilities to the 'Net. Who knows, it might happen one
day, but it won't happen within 15 seconds of connecting the machine to
the 'Net, that's for sure.
Touch wood - so far it's been connected since September 2001 with no
> But if ISP's gave the option to block China in its entirity allowing only
> whitelisted email through spaming becomes pointess The chinese, Korea, South
> America are all countries SpamCop allows blocking in this manner. It is also
> easily done
The ISP's would also be sued left, right and centre by klooless lusers
not aware of what they're doing when they check the "block" box.
>> I'd use a hotmail account if it was possible to get one without selling
>> your soul by having to open a "Passport" account - whatever that is.
> I think HotMail have discontinued trying this? It was meant to evolve into a
> PayPal type of thingy but seems to of failed
Quoting from the hotmail signup page (which happens to be hosted on the
"Complete this form to register for a Hotmail account, which is also a
Microsoft .NET Passport.
The Hotmail e-mail address and password you create are your .NET
Passport credentials. You'll need them to access your Hotmail account
and to sign in where you see the .NET Passport sign-in button: [button]"
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him
how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer
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