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Re: Unbelievable Spam.
>> Spam Hosting - from 20$ per mounth. >> Fraud Hosting - from 30$ per mounth. >> Stoln Credit Cards, Fake ID, DL's. >This is known as "Rule #3" on n.a.n-a.e... Spammers are stupid. Stupid!? These spammers are not stupid. There are very few legitimate businesses which can actually turn a profit from spamming. Most of the money to be made is in selling spam related software and services to suckers. The problem is, how do you identify people who are dumb enough to think that spam services are worth paying for? Simple. You send lots of spam which, by definition, only goes to people who know something about the Internet and might be willing to spend money on an Internet-related service. Then you wait for responses which, by definition, are only going to come from grade A suckers. Then you pounce on these hapless marks, rip them off and move on. Spammers are not stupid. They are smart criminal gangs which have not only managed to keep their schemes running for several years in the face of great public animosity, they have also managed to sabotage the efforts that supposedly work against them. A favorite trick is for them to go into a forum like NANAE and support a flawed anti-spam effort because they know that it keeps people from focusing on real solutions. The net effect of all of these flawed technical attacks on spam is that it has filtered out the naive spammers from the spamming community and left spamming in the control of criminal gangs. When will we realize that SPAM is a social problem and it needs a social solution? When will the major email providers sit down around a table and agree to some guidelines for email exchange that make it impossible for rogue users to inject large volumes of email into the system? The existing non-hierarchical email exchange network is not scalable. I hope that everyone on this list can understand what the email exchange overlay network is and recognize that it is subject to similar scaling rules as the underlying IP network. --Michael Dillon