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Re: What is GreyListing (was: Re: Christian Hammers...)



On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:49:35 -0400, Alec wrote in message 
<20040720134935.GC10019@thened.net>:

> begin  quotation of Arnt Karlsen:
> 
> > On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:48:36 +0200, Christian wrote in message 
> > <20040720144836.112a037d@xeniac.intern>:
> > 
> > > not a trojan-winXP-desktop 
> > 
> > ..how does these act, one shot, or all the time?  
> 
> Those act as a continuous one-shot deal; to put it another way, they
> aren't listening on any port for SMTP.
> 
> > ..how are such Wintendos best shot down?
> 
> Look at the originating IP, and mail abuse@ for that netblock, and
> perhaps submit them to SpamCop.  Mailing abuse works wonders sometimes
> - most organizations don't have monitoring tools in place to detect
> excess SMTP traffic, but more than a few have competent admins that
> don't like junk mail either.

..true, but there are also those spammer isp's with clueless wintendo
users.  These can be stopped with a bluescreen and a reboot message 
asking them to take their Wintendo box to the cops.

..in civilized countries, this is a legally warranted way to stop 
criminal activity.  So we return to "where, and how."  ;-)

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.



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