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RE: How do you stop outgoing spam?
Kinda breaks broadband streaming audio/video in a Java/other web applet though...among other things. Best regards, _________________________ Alan Rowland -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Iljitsch van Beijnum Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 3:50 AM To: Hank Nussbacher Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: How do you stop outgoing spam? On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Hank Nussbacher wrote: > The spamming is usually done (but not only) from an Internet cafe > where the spammer inserts a "spammer CD" and blasts away at open mail > relays. When SMTP is blocked for that IP, they switch to HTTP and > send the spam via MSN, Yahoo, Hotmail, Kukamail, Outblaze, Safe-mail, > etc. to name just a few. Blocking port 80 is harder since it requires > maintaining an ever larger list of free public web based mail systems > or just block port 80 entirely. You could traffic shape or rate limit the traffic towards port 80 to a few kbps for each IP address that might be used for spamming. If you allow small bursts (10 - 50k) this should be just fine for regular web access, since for that outgoing traffic is minimal: just the HTTP requests and ACKs. However, it will slow down spamming to at most a couple dozen spams per minute after the first few that fill up the configured burst size. I imagine this will make the spammers move on to greener pastures.