On 15/02/06, Ewen McNeill <ewen(a)naos.co.nz> wrote:
PRNG or discovered list twice. Perhaps 30-60 minutes
apart. Not much
extra work, for much more effectiveness.)
What's to stop them doing this anyway, regardless of greylisting. In
fact spammers are likely to do it anyway. Consider the first spammer
to do it is going to have more volume than other spammers. Soon
they'll all be copying each other. Eventually everyone will start
using default deny for email.
Seems to me that the end result of this particular
"arms race" is that
mail delivery gets permanently delayed (since no one can "safely" turn
off greylisting without getting multiple copies of the junk), and we end
up no further forward on the spam/virus problem.
Seems like for the normal person with the volume of spam increasing
constant email might eventually become essentially useless. Even the
big guys have issues. I stopped using yahoo mail because they couldn't
seem to deal with spam.
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