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Re: How do you stop outgoing spam?
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 09:45:19 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org said: > It is more trouble than its worth. SPAM is not a technical problem. It is a > social problem. Using technical methods is not going to solve the problem. There are two saying that come to mind: "You can't solve social problems with technical solutions" "There are very few inter-personal problems that can't be solved by the suitable application of high explosives" Most spam-fighting efforts on the technical side make the basic assumption that spam has similar characteristics to a properly designed TCP stack - that dropped/discarded spam-grams will trigger backoff at the sender. Unfortunately, discarding a high percentage of the grams will trigger a retransmit multiple times. Spam is likely going to be a problem until we either hire some thug muscle from <pick ethnic organized crime group>, or the government does it for us... -- Valdis Kletnieks Computer Systems Senior Engineer Virginia Tech