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Re: anybody else been spammed by "no-ip.com" yet?
On Mon, 6 May 2002, Scott Francis wrote: > On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 06:01:49PM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org said: > [snip] > > Passing laws and putting on filters don't work. Depending on each mail > > server admin to do the right thing doesn't work. We need to find > > something else that will. > > I'm beginning to think that fighting the spam itself is futile. What we > should perhaps be focusing on is removing access to whatever is being > spamvertised (frequently a get-rich-quick website, porn site, diet site, etc. > - but generally a website somewhere, that can have the plug pulled). Actually, my analysis of spam seems to indicate authentication of remote SMTP servers through a process similar to joining this list would remove 99+% of SPAM. i.e. the first email from a particular remote server that is received, requires the sender to take some action (respond with a password, click on a URL, etc.) before the mail gets through. One of these days I hope to write the procmail rules to do it (if I don't find someone that has done it already) -Ralph