Re: Spam has finally won

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Peter Huebner, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. In article <>,
    says...
    >
    > The alternative is if an ISP will set up mail service based on a
    > whitelist where they bounce all email from people not on the list, that
    > list should be editable via a secure web page by the customer. this must
    > surely be easier as maintaining black lists is time consuming and labour
    > intensive as the spammers just keep faking domains etc to get through
    > the filters. It is now most likely quicker to filter mail in based on a
    > customers whitelist than to try the loosing battle of keeping spam out.


    Check out Igrin. I think they are introducing something along those lines
    - they sent me an email about it a while back but I haven't followed it
    up any further.

    hope that's useful -Peter


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    Please note munged reply address - delete the obvious ....
     
    Peter Huebner, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Peter Huebner

    Who is this Guest

    In article <>,
    Peter Huebner <> wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > says...
    >
    > Check out Igrin. I think they are introducing something along those lines
    > - they sent me an email about it a while back but I haven't followed it
    > up any further.


    Nothing on their web pages about it.
    Thanks for the info though.
     
    Who is this, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Peter Huebner

    Rob Guest

    "Peter Huebner" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <>,
    > says...
    > >
    > > The alternative is if an ISP will set up mail service based on a
    > > whitelist where they bounce all email from people not on the list, that
    > > list should be editable via a secure web page by the customer. this must
    > > surely be easier as maintaining black lists is time consuming and labour
    > > intensive as the spammers just keep faking domains etc to get through
    > > the filters. It is now most likely quicker to filter mail in based on a
    > > customers whitelist than to try the loosing battle of keeping spam out.

    >
    > Check out Igrin. I think they are introducing something along those lines
    > - they sent me an email about it a while back but I haven't followed it
    > up any further.
    >
    > hope that's useful -Peter
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Please note munged reply address - delete the obvious ....


    Reply on how to avoid spam sent by enail.
     
    Rob, Jul 29, 2003
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  4. Peter Huebner

    k y l e Guest

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:bg5kn1$ts4$...
    <snip>
    > >

    >
    > Reply on how to avoid spam sent by enail.
    >
    >


    In a strange, warped kind-of way, you have 'nailed' it on the head -
    spammers 'e-nail', rather than 'e-mail' :))
     
    k y l e, Jul 30, 2003
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  5. Peter Huebner

    Peter KERR Guest

    I notice an increasing amount which seems intended to beat whitelists &
    Bayesian filters:
    From: and Subject: lines quite plausible* & tecchy, message body all the
    usual... :-(

    * I don't think I've yet seen a forged From: that deliberately
    impersonated one of my regular correspondents, but it'll happen
    RSN
     
    Peter KERR, Jul 30, 2003
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  6. Peter Huebner

    Who is this Guest

    In article <>,
    Peter KERR <> wrote:

    > I notice an increasing amount which seems intended to beat whitelists &
    > Bayesian filters:
    > From: and Subject: lines quite plausible* & tecchy, message body all the
    > usual... :-(
    >
    > * I don't think I've yet seen a forged From: that deliberately
    > impersonated one of my regular correspondents, but it'll happen
    > RSN


    How ?, first of all they need to know Who you are and who the people on
    your whitelist are.
     
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