FC: Mail-block.com: ISPs will be ordered not to use blacklists!

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Fri May 02 2003 - 06:26:35 PDT

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    I received a phone call from Robert on Wednesday in which he said (a) it is 
    wrong for Mail-block.com's email to be blocked, (b) he has talked to the 
    ACLU in Virginia and Florida about taking legal action against Suresh and 
    other people who have blacklisted his company for spamming, and (c) he 
    would have a followup message to send me by Thursday. It's Friday and I 
    haven't heard back from him, so I'm sending out what I have, below.
    Previous Politech message:
    "Mail-block.com gets blocked for... spamming"
    "Mail-block.com replies to Politech post about displaying ads"
    From: "Robert" <robertat_private>
    To: "Declan McCullagh" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Re: Mail-block.com gets blocked for... spamming
    Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:47:10 -0400
    I find it hard to believe that some company outside the United States as
    Outblaze is has 5 to 10% of the total Internet Email Addresses.
    There lack of knowledge on our system leads me to believe they are only a
    legend in their own minds.
    As of this date we have had one person bring it to our attention about
    Outblaze blocking out servers and we are quick to point out their short
    comings. As people learn about their efforts to hide our service we will
    only gain more customers.
    Outblaze is a non issue with us!
    So is Suresh another self appointed Internet Cop, there is so many out there
    what's one more. Again, a legend in his own mind.
    You will see and you should save this email, soon you will see regulations
    for US Telecom and ISP services directing them to remove the defaults on
    their Linux servers using these black lists to block out traffic. that idea
    is old and out dated.
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