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RE: Spammers watching this user forum
- From: "guenter strubinsky" <strubinsky at acm dot org>
- To: "'Andrew DeFaria'" <ADeFaria at Salira dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 19:03:55 -0500
- Subject: RE: Spammers watching this user forum
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
> Of Andrew DeFaria
> Sent: Friday, 18 July, 2003 18:13
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Spammers watching this user forum
> Steve Coleman wrote:
> > My current thoughts.. Most spammers use open relays as their way to
> > move their email into the legitimate Internet email system
> Are you sure about this? I know spammers abuse open relays but I'm not
> as certain that the majority of their spamming occurs over open relays.
> > If enough machines on the internet listened on port 25 out there and
> > "ate" all the spammers junk like this then the spammers would have a
> > tough time staying in business by trying to use open relays, because
> > they would never know if their cruft was /dev/null'ed or not.
> You probably will have as much luck convincing people who have open
> relays (either on purpose or by accident) to configure a "spam eater" as
> you would just having them close their open relay! As such this plan
> would probably never work.
well, we could use a worm for that?
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