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Re: Economics of spam

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Mon Jun 13 10:45:21 2005

* [email protected] ([email protected]) [Mon 13 Jun 2005, 11:10 CEST]:
Here's a simple mechanism which has not yet been tried seriously. Email server peering. This means that an SMTP server operator only accepts incoming mail from operators with whom they have a bilateral email peering agreement.
I debunked this before.  Please see list archives.

Bilateral agreements have been shown to scale quite well whether you look at BGP peering or the world of business contracts. In any case, the fundamental need here is that

I suggest you take a better look than your current "Oh this sounds logical and is probably how it works" skimming of reality, because it really is quite different - much uglier, mostly - from what you state.

-- Niels.

The idle mind is the devil's playground