Re: Stopping spam
dman <email@example.com> writes:
> I won't email someone who uses TMDA. If they really want my mail
> then they'll accept it.
:-) The TMDA user might say the opposite -- if your message is
important, surely you'll take the time to reply to a confirmation
request. It's only a one-time, 2-key sequence process.
Over the last 14 months, I've found this to hold true over 99% of the
> Besides, how hard is it to make a bot to auto-respond to it (and get
> the spam whitelisted)?
Not hard at all. Luckily this doesn't happen in practice. The TMDA
FAQ answers this question is more detail.
> Any anti-spam efforts must be made in two places :
> the source -- don't send spam and don't allow your system to be
> used to send spam
Agreed. Unfortunately that's not enough.
> the destination -- hueristics (or human) based scanning to
> identify messages
Too time consuming, and too error-prone.
> The only perfect solution is a social one in which people stop being
> rude (sending spam).
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