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Re: How many backbones here are filtering the makelovenotspam scr eensaver site?

  • From: Rich Kulawiec
  • Date: Fri Dec 03 10:28:25 2004

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 09:59:14AM -0800, Brett wrote:
> I personally like the idea, even though it's not original, it just
> took a large site to back it.  Too bad they couldn't do it right.

It *can't* be done "right".  

That's the point that some of us have been making, both in an ethical
sense and a technical sense.  If you don't buy the ethical argument
(which is arguably a matter of personal opinion anyway) then at least
note the technical argument and think about how this is going to
interact with spammer countermeasures, including zombies, redirectors,
hijacked networks, and all the rest.  Impact on spammers: negligible.
Impact on everyone else: unknown but quite possibly severe.