"Mark A. Lewis" <mark at siliconjunkie.net> writes: > So, you are saying that we should let AOL dictate standards? They're not dictating anything -- they've just chosen to enforce, at their site, what is, and has been all along, an existing standard. We used to enforce this stuff all over the place, but then had to relax the standard, little by little, because of the influx of clueless newbie sysadmins. Now that mechanisms like this can actually stop a good deal of unwanted traffic, it's a good thing that a big player like AOL is willing to spearhead the re-introduction of the practice. -tih -- Don't ascribe to stupidity what can be adequately explained by ignorance.