Suggestion for NANOG Meeting
woody at zocalo.net
Mon Jan 20 21:23:28 UTC 1997
Mike Leber <mleber at he.net> writes:
> Using "ask to be taken off their list" as an indicator indicates
> a naive understanding of how serious spam servers (for lack of a
> better term) operate.
> The primary reason that a well written spam includes a way "to
> get off the list" are it gives recipients an action to take,
> thus reducing complaints.
> You can ask to be removed from the scam artist's lists all you
> want, but you will never be removed from the spam server's
> master list.
I can confirm this. The reply-to address of a good deal of the spam
out there is <someusername>@domain.com, the example address, so the
"remove-request" just gets a reply from the example address mailbot
and is then trashed. We're currently seeing about 20mb/day of these
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