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Re: [SLUG] Another anti-spam idea
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Another anti-spam idea
- From: jam@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 08:19:02 +0800
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On Friday 03 November 2006 07:51, you wrote:
> > A customer has told me he has heard of this anti-spam technique.
> > Will I implement it for them?
> > Any body got any pointers for me please.
> > Heck it would be a nice slug solution too:
> > * You send me an email
> > * If your address is in my white-database no further ado
> > * If it is not in my DB I reject the mail, send you a reply explaining,
> > with an attached obscure image of a number.
> > * You send me another mail with that number as the subject and your
> > address is whitelisted.
> > You may add significant addresses to the DB by hand, so that 'them' are
> > never inconvenienced in any way.
> Unless you're very clever at detecting mailing lists, your customer is
> going to be kicked off every mailing list they try to join. And some
> mailing lists go out of their way to be hard to detect.
> And the customer is obviously not in business - or is happy to upset
> everybody who tries to send them email - like every potential new
> It might be okay to do this for a private address - sorta like an
> unlisted phone - but not for anything else.
Am I being thick, or did you miss a point or two?
What business uses mailing-lists?
Iff they did, you add that-mail-list to the DB by hand (umm 3 seconds with
The business gets some 500 spam / day. spamassassin gets about 300-400 (The
spammers are getting really clever).
As an EG dontronics won't even release their email address. You as a paying
customer have to go through hoops to get it. They seem to be doing OK.
A reply saying "to help us with spam, please send one mail" seems quite
reasonable to us engineering types
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