Thursday, June 09, 2005

Spamalot

Via Slashdot, a really interesting discussion of how Jef Poskanzer, owner of the "Acme.com" domain and spam magnet, deals with the millions of spam emails he receives per day . The filters and ideas he talks about foil spammers by mucking with their desire to transmit at random and in volume. Just forcing all incoming emails to wait for 5 seconds during SMTP (a greet_pause) seems incredibly effective.

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