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Comment: Re:Is spam even effective? (Score 1) 316

by Icesnake (#6560336) Attached to: What Is The Real Cost of Spam?
"I'd say one way to fight spam is have a "do not spam" registry ... like what's being done with telemarketers."

WRONG!

First, spammers won't honor it. They routinely commit US Federal crimes to deliver their crap; violating the do-not-email list wouldn't even put a hair out of place. We've already seen the IEMMC create a so-called "global opt-out lists" - and they use it to harvest the addresses and sold them off to more spammers. Rodney Joffe created a "legitimate" such list, and the DMA *and* all otehr spammers ignored it.

Second, the only acceptable "do-not-email" list consists of "*@*" - all addresses are opted-out by default.

Anyone sending bulk email to my servers had better be using proper, confirmed opt-in, or they will find I have opted them out by adding their entire IP space to the firewall deny tables.

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