MS's new antispam idea

Michel Py michel at
Sat Dec 27 01:13:25 UTC 2003

> Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> So either this doesnt work because spammers don't
> actually use their own PCs to send email

Indeed; it doesn't do any good against spammers that control large
numbers of zombie machines; they'll just distribute the processing load
all over the place. And it would make life miserable for people that
send large numbers of legitimate emails.

Besides, the deployment is sketchy: before it can be activated, it needs
to be deployed at the vast majority of servers that send legitimate
mail, which means that in the interim one still has to accept emails
that don't use the system, which in turn produces no incentive to deploy
it in the first place.


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