[lug] linux firewall, popup windows spam blocking
John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 24 14:19:19 MDT 2003
On Tuesday 24 June 2003 10:14, Bear Giles wrote:
> > If you want to send me email, attach 1/100'th of a cent. I'll gladly pay
> > you the same to accept email that I send.
> That's too micro. I've heard numbers around 5 to 10 cents,
> configurable by the recipient. For personal accounts limited to
> close friends and families to tariff could be as high as a buck.
For blug members, $2. My employer would owe me a big-time salary increase for
all those automated "system down" and logwatch messages. Seriously though,
I'd prefer a technical solution that doesn't impact non-spam uses.
I can envision potential for abuse with the micro payments. What if I
subscribe 100 freemail accounts to an exploder (like the BLUG list)?
Suddenly, you all owe me $100 in e-mail tarrifs for sending a message to a
single address. Or what if list membership triples overnight? There's
currently no mechanism to warn you of how many end-recipients a single
address will reach. Can lists be effectively exempt without creating a large
loophole and/or central list-blessing authority? If not, I don't think I'd
ever feel safe sending a message to an exploder. Hmm, maybe it's not such a
Or maybe this has all been worked out. Can anyone reference a completed plan?
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