[ILUG] [Fwd: I fought the scammer... and I won.]
hostyle at csn.ul.ie
Tue Apr 6 10:05:55 IST 2004
David Murphy wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:59:12AM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>(1) Wouldn't it be fairly simple to restrict the number of email
>>messages sent out by each customer, to say 10 or 20?
>>Or 5 per hour, or whatever.
>You could do that, but remember, spam and anti-virus tools can examine
>outbound mail too! If I were running a cybercafe, I'd redirect all SMTP
>traffic to a local mailserver, and scan all the mails for spam and
>viruses, saving copies of suspicious traffic for later inspection. This
The only drawback being that there'd be no grounds to prosecute any 419
scammers who abused your system. Their emails don't delivered; no one
gets scammed; no grounds for prosecution. Is it better to let the 419ers
have their fun for a bit so they can be caught and locked up? Or stop
them in their tracks so that they only send mails where they can't be
caught / prosecuted ?
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