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MacBytes
Nov 4, 2003, 10:31 AM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Insidious use of Apple proxy servers blamed for spam spreading. (http://www.tidbits.com/tb-issues/TidBITS-704.html#lnk4)

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gerardrj
Nov 4, 2003, 01:31 PM
This has nothing to do with Apple, a third party application is installed by an end user and its security settings are lax. The is nothing Apple has to do with this, and nothing Apple did or could do to the OS would solve the problem of people running bad software on their systems, or misconfiguring it.

richters
Nov 5, 2003, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by gerardrj
This has nothing to do with Apple, a third party application is installed by an end user and its security settings are lax. The is nothing Apple has to do with this, and nothing Apple did or could do to the OS would solve the problem of people running bad software on their systems, or misconfiguring it.

The title does not suggest it is Apple's fault. It says that Apple servers are used in a bad manner.
You are right in that it is beyond Apple's reach, however, the article is a warning and suggestion towards system managers to fix this.