[linux-elitists] Haha, SpamCop lists Debian

Craig Iffelberg ciffelberg@kittypuss.org
Fri Jul 5 09:27:58 PDT 2002


I like to bounce spam from my /etc/mail/access file,
heh-heh.

I know, I'm mean.



On Friday 05 July 2002 11:05 am, Ron Guerin wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-07-05 at 11:39, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > On 5 Jul 2002, Aaron Sherman wrote:
> > > There really isn't any other way to do this reasonably without letting
> > > spammers have a loop-hole the size of Dallas. It's too easy to make an
> > > open relay look like a "mailing list" and visa versa.
> >
> > Without reputation based ranking this is useless. I don't mind spam:
>
> I _do_ mind spam.  Very much.  Spammers should be lined up and shot on
> the evening news for the children to see what happens to those who send
> UBE.  When I have time, I enter their IP blocks into my firewall so they
> can't even see my systems.
>
> > SpamAssassin catches most of it, and sorts it into the spam folder.
> > Bouncing blackholed stuff is intrinsically evil: my host has been
> > blackholed by some zealots because of some hijackable cgi-bin scripts.
>
> Sorting spam into folders protects you, but does nothing to help my spam
> problem.  As an ISP, if the spam gets delivered, the terrorists have
> already won, and I have lost.  The fact that you as a user might have to
> look at it is trivial compared to what hits my public mail server.
>
> I don't know what cgi-bin script list you got listed on, but I use one
> of those, and no one's on there that didn't earn their way on. Only
> people whose scripts have _already_ been used as an open relay are on
> it.  There can be a lag between the event and the listing, as the
> operator doesn't process the contents of his spamtraps on any kind of
> schedule.
> http://www.monkeys.com/anti-spam/filtering/formmail.html
>
> Ron
>
>
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