On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Alan DeKok wrote:
Dean Anderson <dean(_at_)av8(_dot_)com> wrote:
And no, I'm not referring to the fact that forwarded mail can only
authenticate to the last sender. I'm refering to the fact that anyone at
AOL.com can pretend to be anyone else at AOL.com.
That's AOL's problem.
As it has been all this while. AOL still has spammers signing up.
If you can prove you got "bad" email from AOL, it's their
responsibility to track down the cause & fix it.
We already do this now. AOL generally boots abusers. This doesn't happen
How is the scenario you quote any different from a user at AOL
sending bad mail, "from" himself?
It's not any different. That is my point: This will have no effect on
spam: Spam comes from disposable accounts now. It comes from Virus
infected machines now. Abusers simply adapt, and keep on what they were
Abusers cost to adapt: practically $0.00.
Our cost: Very expensive.