MCI boots send-safe (Register) -- adds a net of 11 more spam hosts (was: Re: [linux-elitists] Spam spam spam spam)

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Wed Mar 2 16:42:42 PST 2005


On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:23:04PM -0800, Tom Duffy wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 16:03 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > So, my post here:
> > 	http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/send_lots_of_email.html
> > should classify me under this labeling scheme.  Hey, SA thinks that tool
> > is for spam, who's to question their judgement?
> 
> With this patch, you are much less likely to be classified as a spammer:
> 
> --- send_lots_of_email.pl.orig	2005-03-02 16:20:39.901348172 -0800
> +++ send_lots_of_email.pl	2005-03-02 16:20:55.414804313 -0800
> @@ -96,6 +96,8 @@
>  	$/ = "\n";
>  	send_message();
>  
> +	sleep 10;
> +
>  	# set up for the next message
>  	$reply_to = $message_id;
>  	make_message_id();

Heh, like that would help _any_ on my boxes.  I use masqmail, and queue
up mail and send it all out in batches at once :)

High volume of valid email, sent to proper people, is not spam.  Too bad
SA doesn't appreciate that...

And yes, the tool can be used to send out spam if you want to, so does
that make me evil for writing such a small script which is only a
wrapper around a perl module?  That's my point.

thanks,

greg k-h



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