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sendmail.net: RFC 2505: Anti-Spam Recommendations

Feb 26, 2000, 16:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Boutin)

"Internet developers and administrators have a common goal that usually goes unspoken: they want to make the Internet as efficient and effective as possible, but they want to do so without top-down solutions from a central authority - governmental or otherwise. Sure, the Internet was originally built with US government funding. But today's Net is so entrepreneurial and laissez-faire that pundits have coined the phrase "cyber-libertarian" to encapsulate the prevailing view that a free Net and a free society go together.

"It's important to understand that RFC 2505, "Anti-Spam Recommendations for SMTP MTAs," reflects those core beliefs, albeit at a level that's more personal than political. Although the IETF members who contributed to these recommendations obviously consider spam a serious problem for humans and hardware alike, their suggestions adhere scrupulously to the established concepts of netiquette."

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