On 11/15/99 6:40 PM, James Lick <email@example.com> wrote...
>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.
You're right, I had forgotten about that. Didn't CyberPromo try to sue
AOL claiming the massive bounces were a Denial of Service attack?
Adam Bailey | Chicago, Illinois
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From: Nick Simicich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <email@example.com>