[volunteers] [PenLUG] Help / Ideas needed for next week's meeting

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sun Jan 21 09:41:06 PST 2007

    i'll try to make it and hope this is the topic.
    Bill's done a terrific job supporting penLUG.
    The idea of LUGs sharing resources seems
highly useful.

On Jan 19, 2007, at 6:12 PM, mark weisler wrote:

> On Friday 19 January 2007 17:38, jim stockford wrote:
>>     there's always self-inspection, maybe discuss
>> who else can help get speakers. did anyone get
>> the email from mark weisler about lugs sharing
>> the jobs of getting speakers, coordinating so to
>> speak?
> Yup, got it.  Helluvan idea!   ;>)
>> On Jan 19, 2007, at 11:28 AM, Bill Ward wrote:
>>> I don't have a speaker for our meeting on Thursday.  Anyone want to
>>> suggest something?
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> Something on my mind is the future of SMTP (mail) given all the spam 
> problems.
> At BayLISA last night we were also without a speaker but spoke of many
> interesting things. One was the role Postini seems to be playing with
> enterprises in helping manage mail. We didn't get into much detail but 
> as I
> understand it some enterprises are using Postini as a sort of "mail 
> scrubber"
> before passing mail on to the subscribing enterprise. One BayLISA 
> participant
> reports that this is very effective in helping with the spam problems.
> So, it might be that a good topic for our LUGs could be something to 
> the
> effect of "What role is Postini playing in mail management and fighting
> spam?"  I'm just about ready to ask Postini if they would speak to our
> LUG(s).
> Some questions that might be addressed in a talk by Postini (or another
> informed individual) include:
> * Are we getting to the point where mail server administration is more 
> than
> most individuals or smaller shops can reasonably handle?
> * What can Postini tell us about special processing techniques they 
> use to
> manage spam?
> * What role might cryptography play in managing spam (by, in part, 
> clearly
> identifying the mail originator)? (I first heard of this possibility 
> from
> Hugh Daniel.)
> * other points?
> Comments?
> -- 
> Mark Weisler

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