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Re: The Net Causing E-Mail Problems? - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 10:29:41 -0400
Archived: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 16:58:14 -0400
Subject: Re: The Net Causing E-Mail Problems? - Kaeser

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 11:43:08 -0700
>Subject: Re: The Net Causing E-Mail Problems?

>Fellow Listers,

>>I've had a few mails/calls about mail not getting through
>>over the past 24-hours. I've sent myself messages, some
>>make it, some don't...

>>If you've submitted posts for the List that don't appear
>>by this time tomorrow please re-send.

>Although most of us view this 'electronic void' we call 'he
>Internet as the New Frontier in terms of freedom of speech and a
>means to unlock the chains that bind us all by the corporate
>controlled mainstream media (CCMM), unbeknownst to most is that
>it is not without fault in that regard.

>There exists a form of censorship in the worst degree that most
>Internet users are ignorant of; this censorship falls under the
>guise of SPAM, to which most of us who've spent anytime on the
>net are keenly aware of!

>Some ISPs e.g., Comcast use RBL's (Real Time Blacklists) and
>filter your mail without you even knowing it. This is analogous
>to your neighborhood mailman withholding your letters from Aunt
>Hildagard because he knows she is last in the pecking-order of
>your favorite aunts.

>Some might think, "well hell, I don't want mail from anyone on a
>RBL list anyway!" Getting on an RBL list is quite easy, and in
>many instances is as automated as Comcast's mail censorship.

>No one should have the right to dictate to anyone else what mail
>they should receive, and in my view the penalties for e-mail
>tampering should be as stiff as they are for snail-mail.

>Any filtering should be done by one's own software, and should
>be completely under their own control. RBL's should be banished,
>just as Nazism was, and people need to be "enlightened" about
>these dastardly deeds!

Hi Frank,

I had to give up the freedom of accepting everything in my own
mail server when email at the rate of 20 to 30 thousand messages
an hour began to clog the system. These originated in China, for
the most part, but a filter had to be installed to block them.
The freedom and openness of the Internet will be tempered by
factors over which we have little control, and its functionality
is at stake here.

Let's also be clear in that all email (unless encrypted) is
scanned at the primary mail hosts and thus there is no real
"privacy" of communications on the "net".


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