Spam [was Re: still looking for that stuff?]

ANDY HOLT andy.holt at
Thu Aug 11 11:48:43 CDT 2016

>> Spam will not stop until the last spammer is dead.
> Actually, it's really simple to stop spam.  Simple, not easy.
> You just need to delegate responsibility along with authority when
> handing out netblocks, registering domain names, and the like.

When there were only tens of thousands of mail nodes (few of which had more than a
few thousand accounts it was practical to put the responsibility on postmasters. 
With tens of millions (often with millions of customers) that is no longer so.

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