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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Coping with mail server abuse

I just read an interesting, if somewhat dated, paper by David Mazières on running nym.alias.net. His most interesting contention was that attempts to silence the service by abusing it were actually a comparable threat to attempts to "out" pseudonym users. Many of the problems still exist for mail servers generally, and several have grown larger, but I was surprised to realise/remember how much of the current abuse was already present, in one form or another, a decade ago.

He has also written lots of other fascinating stuff.