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Re: Tool to bounce mails

* Monique Y. Herman (spam@bounceswoosh.org) [031009 12:05]:
> On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 at 17:36 GMT, ScruLoose penned:
> > And if you really want to start annoying spammers, go do a google
> > search on teergrubing. This likewise only applies if you're running
> > your own mailserver.
> Okay, I keep seeing this term, so I finally did look it up.
> http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/usenet/teergrube.en.html
> I wonder what the legal ramifications are, as well as wondering how
> likely it would be that teergrubing would result in retaliation that
> would saturate my bandwidth and make my ISP very unhappy with me (not to
> mention rendering my net access unusable).
> I'm not sure how I feel about this sort of vigilante behavior.  I'm not
> saying I disapprove -- I'm saying I haven't decided.
> Anyone have opinions, thoughts, experiences they can share?

Yeah.  If you connect to my server, and my server is slow, you have 2
choices:  (1) wait it out, or (2) bugger off.  I don't see how this is
could possibly be construed as vigilante behavior or have any legal
ramfications.  I didn't follow the link above; perhaps it has a
different definition of teergrube than I'm familiar with.

good times,
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not
have, nor do they deserve, either one."  --President Thomas Jefferson

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