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Re: Suggestion for NANOG Meeting

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Mon Jan 20 16:40:47 1997

      Mike Leber <mleber@he.net> writes:

    > Using "ask to be taken off their list" as an indicator indicates
    > a naive understanding of how serious spam servers (for lack of a
    > better term) operate.

    > The primary reason that a well written spam includes a way "to
    > get off the list" are it gives recipients an action to take,
    > thus reducing complaints.

    > You can ask to be removed from the scam artist's lists all you
    > want, but you will never be removed from the spam server's
    > master list.

I can confirm this.  The reply-to address of a good deal of the spam
out there is <someusername>@domain.com, the example address, so the
"remove-request" just gets a reply from the example address mailbot
and is then trashed.  We're currently seeing about 20mb/day of these
misaddressed remove-requests.

                         -Bill
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