[SpamCop-List] Re: How do I know it helps?
Jeremy E Cath
null at spamcop.net
Mon Mar 29 16:39:37 EST 2004
"Mike in Sussex UK" <address_wont_work at noserv.com> wrote in message
news:c3uskp$l9c$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> How do I know that the reports I send spamcop do any good.
they don't..... they may make life a little harder for one or two of the
more stupid spammers or evil ISPs but on the whole after about three years
reporting every bloody spam I get here.... the deluge keeps coming.
I'm thinking about either changing addresses (giving up the fight for the
moment) or using challenge-response and not caring about the anti-social
CR isn't a good solution, but from a small test I did with it a while back
it cuts the spam to zero.
Now of course ISPs actually securing those open proxies and responding to
SpamCop reports would cut the deluge overnight but... it ain't gonna happen
Maybe Microsoft will come up with a workable solution
Maybe the answer is to scrap SMTP and come up with something better
Perhaps SPF is the answer (http://theregister.co.uk/content/6/36585.html) to
at least reduce spoofed crap
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