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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 12:44 PM

FYI...(a better idea?):

- http://www.reuters.c...storyID=5484250
June 22, 2004
"Consumers who allow their infected computers to send out millions of "spam" messages could be unplugged from the Internet under a proposal released on Tuesday by six large e-mail providers. Internet users also could be limited on the amount of e-mail they send out each day to ensure they haven't become unwitting spammers, under voluntary guidelines proposed to curb unwanted junk e-mail.
The proposal was developed by Time Warner Inc.'s America Online, Yahoo Inc., EarthLink Inc., Microsoft Corp., Comcast Corp. and BT Group Plc. Spam now accounts for up to 83 percent of all e-mail traffic, and large Internet providers say the problem costs them billions of dollars each year in wasted bandwidth, legal bills and additional customer service...Providers should also limit the number of messages an individual machine can send to 100 per hour or 500 per day to prevent spammers from routing millions of messages through customer machines, the group said."

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#2 Mike

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:31 AM

Good. I don't want to share the internet with backdoored computers spewing out worms and spam.
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#3 Misereor

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 08:04 AM

Suits me.

Inadvertantly blocking a few legit users who can then have their connections reopened, is better than allowing millions of drones to flood the Internet with junk unabatedly.

#4 Archon_Wing

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 06:29 PM

It's unforunate, but we won't have an internet pretty soon if this continues. I do think these infected users should be given a warning first (and possible ways to get rid of backdoors.

Edited by Archon_Wing, 24 June 2004 - 06:30 PM.

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