Fighting spam via greylisting
Felix M. Palmen
zirias at despammed.com
Thu Apr 19 14:29:55 PDT 2007
* TheOldFellow <theoldfellow at gmail.com> [20070419 20:12]:
> I don't really want to prolong this as an argument, Felix, but technical
> is only one domain of interest here. PRACTICAL is the interesting
> aspect. Greylisting works.
Partly, at best. The majority of spam I see here is already sent twice.
> From the perspective of the recipient of
> email, there is no cost. All the cost is in the transmission of the
> email to the recipient - WHO DID NOT REQUEST IT. QED.
This is just brain-dead. If you don't want to receive mail, don't run a
mail-server. The cost for greylisting doesn't hit (in most cases) the
sender of the mail but some third-party servers. Of course this doesn't
bother /you/, but this is antisocial behaviour.
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