[CentOS-devel] Spammer: Did we shut him down?

Jerry Amundson jamundso at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 15:54:56 UTC 2009


On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 2:25 AM, John Summerfield
<debian at herakles.homelinux.org> wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> on 2-5-2009 4:47 AM John Summerfield spake the following:
>>> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>>>
>>>>     >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
>>>>
>>>> Bored? Click on http://spamornot.org/ and rate those images.
>>> 1,
>>> I get quite a few of those, at another address. It's sent "from" me.
>>>
>>> 2.
>>> There's nothing to prevent anyone from subcsribing to this list and
>>> harvesting addresses of all contributors.
>>>
>>> 3.
>>> Before implementing SPF, google for and join some antispam lists. I did
>>> so, and the consensus on one of them was that SPF isn't a good answer.
>>> CSV was regarded as preferable.
>>
>> A consensus of one?
>
> A consensus of those on the particular list. Just reading it was enough
> for me.
>
> Do some research.

That's just rude.
Spam prevention isn't a battle, it's a war, and SPF *is* a viable
weapon in spite of your bias against it. I *have* done the research,
not that it's any business of yours. As admin of mail servers for a
couple high-profile domain names, I see all the tricks spammers use,
and thus need all possible tools to use against them.
But, being off topic, this is it from me.

jerry


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