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RE: spammers will move offshore?
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 marketeers. 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 Software Tool & Die | [email protected] | http://www.TheWorld.com Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 617-739-0202 | Login: 617-739-WRLD The World | Public Access Internet | Since 1989 *oo*