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Re: Is there a technical solution to SPAM?
> Spammers are like roaches. They are here to stay. They are aggressive. > They adapt. spam is a drug, and spammers will do anything, anything at all, for a fix. > We need to respond with a variety of mechanisms, preferably coordinated > to maximize the aggregate effect. i still disagree. we need to call smtp a total loss and start over, from the basic question: how can mutual consent be prerequisite to communication? the difference between spam and ddos is a matter of statefulness -- but the motives for sending it are essentially the same: asymmetric benefit to the sender, and without consent of the recipients. watching the growth of the anti-ddos and anti-spam industries makes the internet look like a grade school science fair project run amok. -- Paul Vixie