MS's new antispam idea

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Dec 27 05:28:38 UTC 2003

It's an interesting concept... Now spammers will use a noticeable portion of
the CPU on the boxes they've hijacked, instead of the currently virtually
unnoticable portion of the resources, so, in that sense, it might help 
the owned boxes to their true owners.

However, I think Micr0$0ft could do much more to reduce SPAM if they simply
made their OS less 0wn-able.


--On Friday, December 26, 2003 2:23 PM +0000 "Stephen J. Wilcox" 
<steve at> wrote:

> Ok so in summary you have to use a bit of CPU to solve a puzzle before it
> lets  you send email.
> So either this doesn't work because spammers dont actually use their own
> PCs to  send email or we are talking about a whole new mail protocol,
> either way I'm  thinking this isnt going to work and its yet another
> publicity stunt.
> Steve

If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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