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Re: Massive increase of spam on debian-*@l.d.o

On Thursday 06 May 2004 03:50, Steve Lamb wrote:

> cls@truffula.sj.ca.us wrote:
>> Over 90% of the spam I'm getting/blocking is relayed through
>> trojaned PCs on residential broadband.  If the top five
>> cable modem and "DSL" providers would close outbound port 25
>> except to their own customer servers, the problem would
>> be mostly solved.
>      And then here are a ton of people out there who aren't
>      compromised that
> start having problems getting to their legitimate services off their
> hosting companies.
>      Personally I haven't used any of my hosting company's email
>      servers since
> setting up my own server.  In the same time I've never sent out virus
> email or
> been an open relay.  Yet because of boneheaded ideas like the above I
> now have
> to get around idiotic, lazy blocks.  Tired of it.

I agree 100%.

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