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Re: Remailer Abuse
From: [email protected] (Doug Barnes)
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 16:38:21 -0600 (CST)
Cc: [email protected]
The problem with a _free_ remailer is obvious -- like many
other Internet resources, it can suffer from the tragedy of
Even a negligible fee would do much to prevent gross remailer
abuse. It may not be feasible to make remailers in to an
industry, but this isn't the point -- it will keep the utterly
lame from using it for pranks and their ilk.
Use First Virtual. The "information" that you sell is a one-time
email alias that points to your remailer. After an hour, that email
alias gets disabled. This dynamic setup is easy to do with smail,
just a matter of dropping a file into a directory.
And who cares if they pay you or not, because if they don't pay
(choose to purchase the information), eventually FV will cancel their
Send mail to [email protected] This gets you an automated response.
Their contract says that they won't enforce payment on services, so if
you offer a service, you're completely at risk, but again, there's not
much real risk here...
-russ <[email protected]> http://www.crynwr.com/crynwr/nelson.html
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