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Re: Time to check the rate limits on your mail servers

  • From: Rich Kulawiec
  • Date: Thu Feb 03 16:51:33 2005

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 09:21:19PM +0200, Petri Helenius wrote:
> Nils Ketelsen wrote:
> >Only thing that puzzles me is, why it took spammers so long to go in
> >this direction.
> It didn't. It took the media long to notice.

Pete's correct.  And there's another reason: spammers have long
since demonstrated that they will adapt when necessary.  Now that
some ISPs have FINALLY, more than two years after they were warned
that they needed block port 25 inbound/outbound ASAP on as much of
their address space as possible in order to put a sock in this, done
something...the spammers may have judged that it's become necessary.

And please note: this is far, FAR from the last thing that they
have in their bag of tricks.