[ic] Hotmail users

Barry Treahy, Jr. treahy@mmaz.com
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 08:42:33 -0700

My 2 cents? Block them.  I did on my servers many months ago for the same
reason, there seems to be much less interest by ISP's to eliminate SPAM, port
scanning, and other nuisances.

Perhaps I'm exhibiting a bit of ignorance here, but shouldn't all IC & MV
subscribers already have either dedicated systems & net access or if remote
hosted, they'll already have dialup, DSL, cable ISP's to maintain the sites on
the remote hosted systems?  And my experience is that all ISP's provide at
least one mailbox?  Then why the necessity for a 'free' mailbox server for IC
& MV folks?


Mike Heins wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> spam.
> Loss of connectivity hurts us all. Spam hurts us all even more.
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Barry Treahy, Jr  *  Midwest Microwave  *  Vice President & CIO

E-mail: Treahy@mmaz.com * Phone: 480/314-1320 * FAX: 480/661-7028