Public Perl win
dan at coruskate.net
Wed May 16 15:49:50 BST 2007
David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 06:24:17AM +0100, Nik Clayton wrote:
>> You appear to be misreading it -- it's a system for reporting spam
>> that's been received, and forwarding the reports on to the appropriate
>> responsible parties (e.g., so that ISPs can easily locate and block
>> botnet infested customers).
> The anti-spam extremists will say that it's a way for ISPs to pass the
> complaints on to their spammy customers so they can remove annoying
> whiny users from their spam lists while still spamming everyone else.
If ISPs were to feed the results from their own spam filters into it on
behalf of their customers (effectively making _everyone_ into an
annoying whiny user by proxy) that would not be a bad effect. Once
there's no "everyone else" to continue spamming, they'll have to get
real jobs or something.
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