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Re: Anti spam methodologies (is it the new frontier?)

On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, Jon Lewis wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Tim DiLauro wrote:
> > If you truly believe it's a spam and you're about to choke them with it,
> > try this instead... just say "OK."  Pretend to accept everything and just
> > drop it.  No mail gets sent and no one gets hurt.  Except maybe the
> > spammer, who, unless they RCPT TO themselves, won't know that the message
> > was not sent.  :-)
> That sounds like it would have to be against some RFC...an email black
> hole.
> What about not accepting mail unless it's for local delivery, for an
> approved non-local site, or from an approved (your local) domain?

I'm sure it violates more than just some RFC (moral, ethics, maybe?), but
I don't know if Andy's really concerned about that right now.  At the
point that you decide to shove the spam back down the spammers throat
(maybe a few hundred times for good measure) you've decided to punish


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