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Re: Pilot Remailer shutting down on March 20 at 8am
> Because my ISP has been included on several emails to me which report abuse,
> I am forced to shut down the Pilot remailer as of Saturday, March 20, at
> 8am. This delay is to give folks enough time to remove Pilot from their
> stats lists, so that no emails will be lost. Emails received after that
> time will be rejected by the mail server as undeliverable.
> Although I have my own domains, run my own web servers, mail servers, news
> servers, etc., my ISP has told me that they wanted me to solve any problems
> associated with the remailer, without them hearing any complaints directly.
Is there anything in this scenario to indicate that this was
"designer abuse" intended to get another remailer shut down, like
Jeff Burchell's Mailmasher and Huge Cajones experienced while under
attack from Gary Burnore and DataBasix in 1997?
It strikes me that sending complaints to your ISP rather than to you
took some research and is not something that would be done by
someone solely intent on resolving a legitimate "abuse" problem. It
sounds like someone WANTED your remailer shut down!
My main concern is a one-at-a-time attack on the entire remailer net
by some anti-remailer zealot. Last time around, we lost Mailmasher,
Huge Cajones, and Lucifer before the dust settled. And DataBasix
pulled it off even without having a REAL attorney, like the Church
of Scientology had.