[ic] Hotmail users

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 10:17:05 -0500


I am about at the point of blocking hotmail users from this list, as
bigfoot.com, excite.com, and a few other smaller free email services
are blocked.

I encourage you to complain to Hotmail and implore them to start
defending their From: line from spammers again.

At one point, beginning about 2 years ago, Hotmail did a great
job of tracking down and sueing (or sending cease/desist orders)
to spammers who used hotmail.com addresses in their headers, and
very few did it.

Recently, the amount of hotmail forged-header spam has skyrocketed.
They apparently are no longer tracking these people down and stopping
them. I have little choice but to block hotmail.com from the mail list
stuff, and I don't like to do that. A lot of people use it.

Please let them know that they cannot stop fighting those scummy spammers.
Our email system will become unusuable if we don't fight and eradicate

Loss of connectivity hurts us all. Spam hurts us all even more.

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