1997-10-02 - Re: throw away accounts? (was Re: Remailer Attack)

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From: Born Loser Remailer <blr@dev.null>
To: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-10-02 11:00:53 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 19:00:53 +0800

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From: Born Loser Remailer <blr@dev.null>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 19:00:53 +0800
To: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: throw away accounts? (was Re: Remailer Attack)
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Bill Stewart wrote:
> So what can you do with a limited-target-area remailer?
> - Entry remailer, with well-known name, that only forwards
>         its mail to other remailers.  Recopients don't complain,
>         though you can still get flooded with SPAM.
> - Middleman remailer, accepting mail only from remailers and sending
>         only to other remailers.  Nobody complains.  Easy to maintain.
>         Great for forwarding cover traffic through other remailers.
> - nymserver target remailers, though obviously if you're the only
>         recipient of mail, it's a bit visible, though you could
>         set them up to chain to another remailer
> - forwarders to message pools
> - subscription-only remailers.
> - maybe spam filters?
> -
> - your suggestion here

 - use a cheap throw-away account on a different ISP to direct abuse
  compaints to, and never use the account to 'send' email.
  (most people can't read headers, and just attack whoever you point
   them toward. an ISP would be hard-pressed to justify cancelling
   an account which never sent out email, for 'abuse'.)

B. Loser, Remailer