AGIS, IEMMC Halt Bulk E-Mail

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/97/05/27/y0007_y00_14.html

Yo Randall!

Yo Randall!

> > the IEMMC agreed to suspend bulk e-mail services on Sunday, May 25th,
> > 1997.

You could not tell that from our mail server. Mary-world.com (a.k.a.
cybrepromo.com) dumped over 10k spam messages by way of one of my mail
servers this weekend... They used a new PPP account to do it.

But did they use AGIS to send it? The press release says in part:

members of the Internet E-Mail Marketing Council (IEMMC) to stop
originating all bulk e-mail through the AGIS network. Under the terms

Spam with forged headers relayed through other people's sites from throw
away ppp accounts, is more effective than sending the stuff from known
spam addresses which can be (and probably are) blocked at routers. If
they stop spamming from their own addresses, it's because they have no
choice anyway.

So what does the AGIS press release add up to?

Bill

But did they use AGIS to send it? The press release says in part:

Yes. I log spam attempts by network number, I've been getting plenty
of spam direct from AGIS customers today.

Of course, the concept that anyone would care what network their load
of spam came from is breathtaking in its arrogant stupidity. Gee,
Cyber Promo is now spamming me from IDCI rather than AGIS. Am I
supposed to be grateful?

So what does the AGIS press release add up to?

That should be pretty obvious.