Re: Yahoo breaks every mailing list in the world including the IETF's

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:27 UTC

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>> but eliminating those will not solve the spam problem.
> 
> spam is a chronic disease for which there is no magic bullet.
> like most chronic diseases, Internet or otherwise, it can be mitigated
> and controlled but not cured.
> 
> As long as people are aiming at a cure, it will be easy to put forward
> absurd solutions.  And solutions that break things.

and if you think you are big enough, you can try to outsource the
problem and dump it on the rest of the network

randy