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30 Apr 2008

Colorado has a new spam law Email
The governor of Colorado recently signed
a new anti-spam law into effect. Since CAN SPAM draws a tight line around what states can do, this law is mostly interesting for the way that it pushes as firmly against that line as it can.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/cololaw.html

20 Apr 2008

Sender Address Verification -- still a bad idea Email

A lot of spam uses fake return addresses. So back around 2000 it occurred to someone that if there were a way to validate the return addresses in mail, they could reject the stuff with bad return addresses.

A straightforward way to do that is a callout, doing a partial mail transaction to see if the putative sender's mail server accepts mail to that address. This approach was popular for a few years, but due to its combination of ineffectiveness and abusiveness, it's now used only by small mail systems whose managers don't know any better.

What's wrong with it?

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/callout.html

Comcast 1, E360 0 Email

The judge in E360 vs. Comcast filed his order yesterday, and to put it mildly, he agreed with Comcast. It starts:

Plaintiff e360Insight, LLC is a marketer. It refers to itself as an Internet marketing company. Some, perhaps even a majority of people in this country, would call it a spammer.
and from E360's viewpoint, goes downhill from there.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/e3comcast4.html

19 Apr 2008

ICANN GNSO Votes to Kill Domain Tasting ICANN
Domain tasting is the disreputable practice of registering lots of domains, seeing how much traffic they get, and then using the five day Add Grace Period to refund the 99.9% of them that aren't worth paying for. A related abuse is front running, registrars speculatively grabbing domains that people inquire about to prevent them from using a different registrar.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/realnotaste.html

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