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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Spamcop
On 13 Sep 2002, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> david+cert@blue-labs.org (David Ford) wrote on 13.09.02 in <3D8167A0.1080009@blue-labs.org>:
>
> > It was listed and promptly delisted three hours later. No anti-spam
> > measure is perfect, all have flaws
>
> ... and this one appears to have a terminal flaw. Using complaints without
> verification to automatically list someone is a bad idea for *exactly* the
> same reason that running an open relay is a bad idea - you are at the
> mercy of good behaviour of third parties, and if they don't innocents
> elsewhere suffer.
>
> Or in other words, spamcop seems to be part of the problem, not part of
> the solution.

It is.. the definition of spam sent to spamcop is often "mail I don't
want" That listing is even more pointless than the ones we get from
customers who forgot they signed up for things and then complain there
first instead of using our list removal system.

Worse yet because spamcop munges the headders we can't actually remove the
complaining user.

Gerhard

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Gerhard Mack

gmack@innerfire.net

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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