Chris Cappuccio wrote
OK Bob, what do you propose as an alternative to MAPS/RBL that
will force ISPs regardless of size (local provider with 100
dialups to MSN), and providers regardless of infrastructure, to
enforce a commonly agreed upon rule?
There is absolutely no reason for
ISPs to do *anything*. Except for
implementing a USER CONFIGURABLE
INTERFACE that allows personal
filtering of E-Mail *before* it
is downloaded. I called this the
ALLISAT INDEX once upon a time
but what is a name?
The concept is relatively simple.
First let me say I hate that
commercial shit e-mail just like
anyone else. However - rarely -
once in a hundred junk mails -
there is actually something of
interest. Surprise, surprise!
Regardless... if Eudora had a
nice Dialogue box that popped
up allowing me to tell my mail
server exactly what I wanted
deleted - be that a stupid
black list like Vixie's or
some other filter template -
I would be very happy. But I
also want the bloody choice
on any and every Public level
ISP to recieve *EVERYTHING*.
ALL the junk, all the trash, as
ISP's have no other job but
sending streams of stuff to and
fro. It is my job, as an individual
to determine what is "signal" and
what is "noise". ISP's open very
dangerous doors when they venture
anywhere near content censorship.
So I say back off! It's none
of your damned business where
anything comes from or where it's