[linux-elitists] paul graham on spam

Brian McGroarty brian@mcgroarty.net
Wed Mar 31 05:46:05 PST 2004


On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 12:56:37PM +0200, Peter Wiersig wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 11:47:36PM -0500, Modus Operandi wrote:
> >   "Filters That Fight Back"
> > 	http://www.paulgraham.com/ffb.html
> > > I'd like to suggest an additional feature to those working on spam
> > > filters: a "punish" mode which, if turned on, would spider every url
> > > in a suspected spam n times, where n could be set by the user.
> > 
> > What do elitists think of this technique?
> 
> I think it's hard to get right. I don't want my box to participate in an
> joe-jobbing DoS-Attack.

I think if I were a spammer and saw this trend, I would start to up my
banner count and enjoy all those extra spidery click-throughs.
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