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Re: Spam revenge

by t0mas (Priest)
on Sep 03, 2002 at 11:30 UTC ( #194732=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Spam revenge

Paul Graham have written a great article (from a Lisp point of view) about spam-filtering thats worth a look, if you want to re-think your spam-handling-strategy. Contains loads of useful links.
Maybe "getting back" isn't the right way to accomplish what you are after, a spam free life....

/brother t0mas

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Re: Re: Spam revenge
by alexiskb (Acolyte) on Sep 03, 2002 at 12:09 UTC
    Thanks i will have a look, damn, i lost 13+ rep points! i feel like ive been spammed again!

    I have done the abuse email lookup...

    and its only the ones that continue to spam that i am pursuing, ah well, thanks for the links...!

    It would be great to get a script that could read the headers on a spam email and then send a copy autmatically to the relevant abuse addresses ( detecting fakes etc ) and also does a whois and automatically emails all the contacts at the various servers along the way...

    i guess i got carried away with this new law looming:!

    Electronic Frontier Foundation Action Alert!

    (Issued: August 2, 2002)!

    Representative Howard Berman has introduced legislation that would grant copyright holders near-immunity from the law while attacking a citizen's computer. The bill protects copyright holders from legal action stemming from denial-of-service attacks on people whom they suspect of using material in an unauthorized way on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. In a ridiculously vague caveat, Berman's bill graciously says that the availability of your other files may not be impaired unless "reasonably necessary."
      alexiskb writes:

      damn, i lost 13+ rep points! i feel like ive been spammed again!

      It would seem the monks of this house don't approve of your understandable but misguided desire for revenge.

      Likewise, neither do I, but in the spirt of "less heat, more light" I'll offer the following:

      1. Look into SpamAssassin for state-of-the-art filtering
      2. And Spam Cop is a system that does an excellent job of parsing spam and routing complaints to the appropriate party.

      Fight spam, yes, but don't descend to their level.

      Peace,
      -McD

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