Subject: Re: Spam suggestion...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Elliston <email@example.com>
Date: 02/27/2004 08:26:20
"Steven M. Bellovin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Rendering all spam traceable is significantly improved
> Really? What good does tracing it do? What are you going to do
> with the information?
While I don't disagree with you, Steve, I can't help but wonder why
spammers obscure their addresses now if they didn't care about being
identified. I think they do care because:
(a) in most cases, they are violating their ISP's acceptable
use policy; and
(b) users could start blacklisting them (there must surely be
I've heard it said that if a system like SPF really worked, spammers
would just start registering throwaway domains. However it might
"raise the bar".