[ILUG] [Fwd: I fought the scammer... and I won.]
Stephen Mc Guinness
stephen at pilled.net
Tue Apr 6 11:12:41 IST 2004
Crime prevention reduces prosecutions, which is a bad thing?
Stephen *off to remove all those locks*
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 10:05:55AM +0100, Lee Hosty wrote:
> 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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