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Date:      Tue, 28 May 2002 10:47:16 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Matthew Dillon <dillon@apollo.backplane.com>
To:        <fenner@FreeBSD.ORG>, <freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG>, <freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: RE: I can help you lose weight
Message-ID:  <200205281747.g4SHlGQm023702@apollo.backplane.com>
References:   <000001c2065e$f9c8bcd0$2dde1b42@skeletor>

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:Get this guy outta here!

    Firstly, Chris, I understand your frustration.  But, please, do *NOT*
    Cc a random ISP ( masterpc@carolina.rr.com ) in email that you also
    send to a FreeBSD list, let alone several FreeBSD lists!

    This particular spammer is operating from 213.96.224.148, which has 
    long been blacklisted not only by spamcop, but by many other 
    DNSbl providers.  See:

	http://relays.osirusoft.com/cgi-bin/rbcheck.cgi

    Personally speaking I think that hub should be running DNSbl.  I recently
    gave up trying to fight every spam coming into my system (50+ pieces
    of email to my main mailbox alone per day, several hundred flowing through
    my system and bothering my friends).  Instead I went through and upgraded
    sendmail to the most recent release and turned on about five DNSbl
    sites as well as added a well known HACK() to disallow relays whos 
    reverse DNS does not resolve.  My mail system now rejects around 350
    emails a day.

    This cut my personal spam down from 50/day to 5/day.  Well, that is
    until some asshole spammer started using my email address as the
    envelope sender for their spams, but that's another story.  Sigh.
    Yet another up-and-coming trend by spammers... using valid envelope
    addresses that are not their own.  At least it's easy to filter,
    and if I ever spend the time to track them down it'll be about $50K in
    damages under california law.  A dangerous game, spammers play.  A
    dangerous game indeed.

						-Matt


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