[At-Large] R: [ALAC] The usual spam argument, was Fwd: A million domains

Roberto Gaetano roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 17 11:25:51 UTC 2014

Thanks for the tip.

> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: John Levine [mailto:john.levine at cauce.org]
> Inviato: mercoledì 16 luglio 2014 19:59
> A: Roberto Gaetano
> Cc: at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Oggetto: Re: [At-Large] [ALAC] The usual spam argument, was Fwd: A million
> domains
> > Why is it that it should be considered a given that users know how to
> > deal with spam and know about MUAs, but on the other hand we assume
> > that they will be victims of all kind of Internet frauds?
> Because that matches our experience.  I talk to bank security people and
> enforcement a lot.
> I believe that you are sometimes on connections where data transfer is
> expensive.  But I don't think that situtation is so common that we need to
> globally optimize for it, and I also think that if the bandwidth of
> spam is a problem, hiding your WHOIS e-mail address won't make the
> problem go away.
> Regards,
> John Levine, john.levine at cauce.org
> CAUCE North America
> Tech tip: set up your mail program to use IMAP rather than POP, and
> configure it to download only the interesting folders for offline
> Pretty much every phone and tablet mail program works this way, and
> desktop programs like Outlook and Thunderbird can do it, too.

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