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Re: ISP wants to stop outgoing web based spam

  • From: Matthew Black
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 11:54:40 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 18:11:47 +0300 (IDT) Hank Nussbacher <[email protected]> wrote: [original message edited for]

Based on my stats from Spamcop, 60% of all outgoing spam is http based rather than smtp based. Others may have slightly higher or lower numbers.

So, is there any magic fu out there to solve this?

Hank Nussbacher

Maybe I'm just an ignorant e-mail postmaster. I thought that
nearly all e-mail was (E)SMTP-based (LMTP excepted).

If it doesn't use the SMTP protocol, it's not reaching any
mailbox. HTTP is a web browser protocol. WebMail gets converted
by the web server and is subsequently routed using SMTP.

matthew black
network services
california state university, long beach
1250 bellflower boulevard
long beach, ca  90840-0101