[SpamCop-List] Re: Getting beyond an open proxy?
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Tue May 10 07:13:09 EDT 2005
"Dorian Gray" <D.Gray at picture.oscar.wilde> wrote in message
news:D.Gray-87B3A7.02225910052005 at news.cesmail.net...
> How do we protect the world from internet menaces like this
Offline when someone acts against the mores of the group, the
proper etiquette is to give them the 'cut direct' according to
Miss Manners. The internet equivalent of that is to block them
with a polite message that you don't want emails from them because
of spam or viruses or whatever.
Offline, one can force others to do what you want them to. Online,
it is not very easy to control what others do. OTOH, they can't
force you either. That leaves 'netiquette' to make the internet
workable. In the old days, it worked just fine. Those who were
technically ignorant welcomed the advice of those who knew what
they were doing so everyone was competent and everyone was 'polite'
Now the 'offliners' have invaded and are trying to impose offline
values, but it isn't working. the only way to stop obnoxious
behavior is to ignore it, to reject it at the server level if
possible. If not, to either report (politely) or delete. If this
is a company, then when no one gets their emails, perhaps that will
solve the problem.
Persistence is the key to assertive behavior that gets changes.
Assertiveness is always polite also. IOW, 'please stop sending
virmen, it is not a good practice for you or me,' repeatedly to as
high up in the company as you can reach if you are interested in
keeping them in business.
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