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I have little faith in anti spam programs, legislation or efforts by the
masses to convince the senders of spam to stop.  

Walter Sams

On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 09:09, Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 08:49, Pete Hardie wrote:
> > <snip>> contents to mislead, deceive, and coerce.  
> > 
> > I've suggested that ISPs and home users start replying to every spam that 
> > crosses their system - including the aaa at aol.com dictionary attempts.  If we 
> > poison the well of good addresses, we might get some respite.  There's also the 
> > suggestion that every spam with a URL get crawled by a spider - slam their 
> > webservers down with a single response from every single message they send!
> Ah, so you favor escalation.  What good is replying to spam when, many
> times, the reply-to/from addresses are either bogus or stolen?  And what
> good is collecting URLs from spam for the "can-of-whoopass" effect if it
> simply points to a real fast web server that can take the load? 
> Remember the Free Software load-balancers, commodity hardware, and
> clustering software we love so much?  Besides, they can load up their
> spam with a hundred or a thousand URLs and fight right back.
> - Jeff
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