On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Scott Wunsch wrote:
> What good does that do? The majority of spam sent these days
> appears to be sent through compromised machines acting as zombies,
Yeah, and acting as DoS sources. (spamhaus, spews.org, osirusoft,
> so all this would accomplish would be to suck up a little more of
> the compromised machines' CPU power. Big deal. It likely wouldn't
> even slow the spam rate down appreciably, and if it does, they just
> infect more zombies :-).
Right, however that's a different, albeit relevant, problem. Indeed,
if this problem isnt solved, email is screwed full stop.
Nothing will stop spam if spammers have control of a multitude of
end-user hosts, not SPF, not C/R, not computational effort 'cookies'.
For SPF: they'll adapt to relay via the user's ISP with the users'
email address, for C/R: they'll harvest users' address books and
Short of setting up a centralised email-auth.com registrar and
issuing all email users with hardware auth tokens, email as we know
it is simply screwed, if the above isnt solved.
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