Friday, July 30, 2004

internet joy

This morning I woke up to 150 emails. 145 were comments to the website, 145 were all the same spam. Wish I’d had this earlier. (thanks coops)

Fight Spam! Click Here!

Posted by steve at 10:40 PM


  1. sad to say this wouldnt work.

    spammers don’t use their own servers, and they don’t give a hoot about returned email.

    all it might do is slow down the internet…

    good idea, probably thought of by a spammer :/

    Comment by Darren — July 31, 2004 @ 12:08 am

  2. response from the spam poison website (copied from coops site):
    Our aim is to frustrate the wanna be and the small spammers – that guy thinking in make easy money using his broadband link and a commercial e-mail extractor to later send spam or to sell CDs filled of harvested addresses. This way, spampoison’s logic was designed to complicate the life of the users of these commercial programs. It takes time to gather e-mails and to send msgs using SMTP protocol. With lots of nonexistent recipients these guys have unacceptable productivity: their work don’t pay off. Moreover, the generated addresses uses domains owned by big spammers, listed in Them, if the collected addresses are used, the spam operation consumes
    resources from both spammers.

    Comment by steve — August 1, 2004 @ 1:47 pm

  3. yeah, i read that… i’m still not convinced though, spammers are either very resilient or just don’t care.

    I’m with the just don’t care idea, there are so many anti spam ideas and codes out there you’d have thought that spammer’s would have given up.

    i know i’d have given up if it were a commercial activity, which i doubt it actually is.

    still good on em if it works.

    Comment by Darren — August 1, 2004 @ 6:18 pm

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