Re: Your friends...... whatever.
Igor Grobman <email@example.com> writes:
> Some time around Mon, 07 Sep 1998 18:44:35 +1200,
> Michael Beattie wrote:
> > On Sat, 5 Sep 1998, Igor Grobman wrote:
> > Having said that there is one exception to this rule ;-) and that is aol.com .
> > > It has been established that 99.9% of the mail with @aol.com from field ha
> > s
> > > nothing to do with any topics relevant to debian lists. Right now, all
> > > aol.com posts come to me, and I forward them to the list if necessary (I
> > > haven't had to do any of that lately).
> > Heh... its funny really.. AOL has quite strict rules does it not? Correct
> > me if I am wrong.
> Yes they do, but they do have a huge customer base and it's very
> easy to sign on even for a newbie, plus their clueful/clueless ratio
> is probably the lowest in the industry ;-). That means that the
> spammers have no problem signing on with a new account as soon as
> they are kicked off, and that the chances of a relevant post to
> debian lists are very low. I haven't seen one in about 2 months.
In addition their software is proprietary from scratch. Rumor goes
they wrote a complete OS for providing the service. This
gives them 100% virus protection... (well nearly). And this is why their
software only runs on Windows boxes, thus the signal to noise ratio is
stunningly low, isn't it?
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