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Re: Those spammers, and their tools...
On Fri, 29 Aug 1997, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> NO .edu, .gov, .mil, .org
> >>> Does anybody know, why those toplevels have been removed
> from the list ? Is there some US government action that
> can be behind it ?
I think maybe it's just an optimization to reach the more gullible of the
> ** Automatically maintains your SMTP server list to
> use only the fastest servers or it can distribute your mailing
> evenly among all servers on your preferred list.
This is where my approach works. Since I put in my SMTP server anti-spamming
code (posted to the list a while back - it slows down the SMTP responses
with increasing recipient addresses) the spammers that used to plague us
have gone elsewhere. It's the same theory as a car alarm: they'll go steal
an easier car ==> they'll go use a faster, more cooperative SMTP server.
Of course a few customers have run afoul of my anti-spamming code when they
try to forward jokes to 50 of their closest friends, but it's a small price
to pay for progress. :-)
This Floodgate guy really gets me in a lather. Why I'd like to....