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Subject: Re: AOL
From: James Lick <jlick @ drivel . com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 16:40:43 -0800 (PST)
To: Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com>
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <3.0.5.32.19991115142619.03490400@127.0.0.1>

On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, Nick Simicich wrote:
> Also, AOL is basically in complete violation of RFCs by not bouncing the
> mail to the RFC821 MAIL FROM address.  They can get away with it, because
> they are big. 

Ironically, in the past AOL was screamed at for doing just what you
suggest.  When they got a mass spam from a forged address, all the bounces
end up mailbombing some poor sap who happens to own the domain in
question.  Because AOL is very big and is considered a target rich
environment by spammers, this means that AOL ends up bouncing a lot of
mail in a very short time.

---- James Lick ---- jlick@drivel.com ---- http://drivel.com/ ----



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