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Re: Micorsoft's Sender ID Authentication......?
On 06/09/05, Stephen Sprunk <[email protected]> wrote: > If my grandmother has a "reputation" for sending legitimate email, and she > inadvertently installs some spam zombie software, it is certainly feasible > (and probably trivial) for the spammer to steal all her credentials and thus > her "reputation". Spam will get out for a while, but once her "reputation" > significantly degrades, it will be stopped -- as will any future legitimate > email from her. Anyone who has been paying much attention to the spam problem in the past few years already knows that assigning a bad reputation forever is a bad idea -- especially to dialups. What's more likely to happen in your Grandmother's case is that her IP/e-mail address will have a bad reputation for a while, and then she'll call you and you'll come over and un-zombify her cmoputer and say "okay, Grandma, remember what we said about clicking on links on porn sites?" and she'll say "oh, but it was blinking such pretty colors!" and a few hours/days later the reputation will have returned to the default state. -- J.D. Falk blong! you are a pickle! <[email protected]>