Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet (fwd)

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 18:08:44 -0500
From: Jonathan Clark <>
Subject: Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet

AT&T Worldnet announces that starting Monday, March 31 1997,
it will be taking action to stop email from non-AT&T Worldnet
account holders being relayed through its servers.

We have reserved the right to treat such mail any way we deem appropriate,
which may include deleting it without notification to the originator.

Please address any questions about this policy to

This should really be treated as a warning message to mail administrators
everywhere. If you have not already implemented mail-relay blocking, you
should think seriously about adding it now.

When AT&T starts the filtering, those senders "hijacking" AT&T mail servers
will go searching for alterate servers; sort of like rats fleeing an
abandoned warehouse that is now being renovated.