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RE: How do you stop outgoing spam?
- From: Al Rowland
- Date: Mon Sep 09 13:19:30 2002
Kinda breaks broadband streaming audio/video in a Java/other web applet
though...among other things.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Iljitsch van Beijnum
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 3:50 AM
To: Hank Nussbacher
Subject: Re: How do you stop outgoing spam?
On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> The spamming is usually done (but not only) from an Internet cafe
> where the spammer inserts a "spammer CD" and blasts away at open mail
> relays. When SMTP is blocked for that IP, they switch to HTTP and
> send the spam via MSN, Yahoo, Hotmail, Kukamail, Outblaze, Safe-mail,
> etc. to name just a few. Blocking port 80 is harder since it requires
> maintaining an ever larger list of free public web based mail systems
> or just block port 80 entirely.
You could traffic shape or rate limit the traffic towards port 80 to a
few kbps for each IP address that might be used for spamming. If you
allow small bursts (10 - 50k) this should be just fine for regular web
access, since for that outgoing traffic is minimal: just the HTTP
requests and ACKs. However, it will slow down spamming to at most a
couple dozen spams per minute after the first few that fill up the
configured burst size. I imagine this will make the spammers move on to