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[log in to unmask] (Thomas A. Panfil) wrote:

>Related info on ACM's and ORBZ's indirect fight against spam:
>Since 19 OCT 2001 ACM has occasionally blocked mail from open
>relays identified by ORBZ.  This has made terrible trouble for
>me for about 4 periods since most of my mail originates on a
>sloppy little ISP named  Many of my messages to
>SIGAda Conference officers were thus blocked, since they receive
>mail via their ACM remailer addresses.  Barrages of complaints to
>Verizon were sloughed off on the basis of Verizon not recognizing
>ORBZ as a legitimate open relay identifier organization.
>Verizon's aperiodically open relay has been in Vermont, I think.
>Complaints to ACM then would eventually cause it to stop
>filtering out (Black Holing) mail coming from Verizon.

There is no reason why ACM should use the same policy for
remailing personal mail as for transmitting to mailing lists.

Then again, I gave up on the ACM remailer after ACM itself
started using it to spam me on behalf of their own conference