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Re. What if on spam


--- "Monique Y. Herman" <spam@bounceswoosh.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 at 17:04 GMT, Sidney Brooks
> penned:
> > What if we put some pressure on the email
> providers, in my case Yahoo.
> > Suppose I create a new email account with Yahoo,
> whose address I gave
> > to correspondents that I want, while keeping my
> current Yahoo address
> > only for this list. In time Yahoo's memory banks
> will be so cluttered
> > with junk that they may decide to take remedial
> steps.
> > 
> You'll simply hit your quota, and any further
> messages will be deleted.
> A lot of people have email addresses they only check
> every week or two
> (or more!) on these free accounts.  They often have
> maxed out their
> quota well before they check mail again.  I doubt
> one more such user
> will bother yahoo too much.
> -- 
Here is a real incentive for Yahoo. A lot us belong to
Yahoo groups, one of their favorite features. I have
just looked and the email addresses of posters are
available there as here. Unless the method used by the
attacker of this site is unique to linux, the same
technique can be used to wipe out Yahoo groups. And
there is no free service in Windows, as described here
for linux, for customers to do anything about it.

For the record, I have also sent aa alert to
Microsoft, since most of the return addresses now are
not from Sven but Microsoft or MS.


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