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RE: spammers will move offshore?

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Thu Aug 10 18:34:09 2000

One of the current endearing spam techniques is to just take lists of
apparently hundreds of thousands of mailboxes and add your domain to
it and firehose your site with attempts, so you see hundreds of
thousands of log messages daily like:

    john1...User unknown
    john2...User unknown
    john101...User unknown
pumping from many sources all day.

I don't think that sort of thing is available to the non-cyber world

It's made possible by the near zero cost to the spammers, plus the
recipient-pays nature of spam.

Even if you're not currently a victim of this directly consider the
amount of bandwidth being hogged by this crap next time you're waiting
for something.

        -Barry Shein

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