[TAG] (forw) Spam Prevention by Enforcing Standards
ny at youngman.org.uk
Sat Jun 14 01:01:41 MSD 2008
On Friday 13 June 2008 21:36, Rick Moen wrote:
> (The real pros, who also develop mass-mailing
> software dummied down enough so that even spammers can use them, are
> probably the only ones actually making money from this industry.
Apparently not. There is apparently a lot of money made by pushing "high
value" items via SPAM, specifically (counterfeit) pharmaceuticals. 
> I already do follow that general strategy, using "callouts":
A valuable technique, but a little controversial. Some people regard the use
of sender verification callouts as abuse and will blacklist. They claim they
shouldn't have to deal with the load imposed by a large burst of joe jobs.
This ignores the fact that it's pretty cheap compared with the load caused by
the backscatter that the joe jobs also create.
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