[linux-elitists] Teergrubing and the legality thereof

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Mon Sep 1 12:48:47 PDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 02:28:14PM +0200, Jan Wender wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 01:13:01PM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > They're not going to be inconvenienced unless they're shipping 100s of
> > thousands of mails, minimum.
> The problem with teergrubing is the detection of the spamming servers.
> I'm wondering whether it would be feasible to slow mail delivery in general.
> For most emails it wouldn't do any harm, they could be delayed for, say, one
> hour without problems. For instantaneous communication there is IM.
> Perhaps the codevelopment of spam and faster connections is not by chance.
> In days of uucp and pathalias nobody thought of spam.

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