[ILUG] anti-spam thing...
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 3 17:59:13 GMT 2002
Quoting Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) (breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com):
> * Send a simulated MAILER-DAEMON daemon "bounce" to known spammers in
> hopes that they will think your email address is invalid and remove
> you from their spam lists.
Doesn't work. The economics of mailing spam pretty much precludes them
from maintaining their lists of addresses: Their strategy is to send
out incredible numbers of copies to every address they can grab,
arranged so as to evade consequences (including bounces), and hope to
earn a marginal living from the few "hits".
> * Complain to the "upstream providers" of known spammers or spam
> sites/domains, asking that they disconnect the internet service of the
This tends to work, for upstream connections that aren't spam-harbours.
It's an endless game of whack-a-mole, though.
Rick Moen "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
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