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RE: How do you stop outgoing spam?

  • From: Rafi Sadowsky
  • Date: Tue Sep 10 16:58:35 2002

## On 2002-09-10 13:41 -0700 Tony Hain typed:

TH> Rafi Sadowsky wrote:
TH> >  How about using a combination of technical and "social"
TH> > measures For example in a Cyber Cafe use passive technical
TH> > measures to count the total number of outbound SMTP sessions
TH> > and charge 1$ per Email over an average rate of 2
TH> > Emails/minute and 10$ per Email exceeding a rate of 10 per minute
TH> So the person who connects after sitting on a plane for 5 hours gets
TH> charged extra because the laptop bursts 50 messages ...

 Well the numbers may need adjusting but please note that I
suggested measuring the average not burst - so if said person buys 30
minutes online his *average* rate would be (just) under the
2 Emails/minute threshold

 If needed change the first threshold to 4/5 per minute and the second
threshold to 20 per minutes

 TH> There is no
TH> automated technical approach to a social problem. Public executions
TH> would be much more effective than preventing legitimate customers from
TH> getting their job done.

 True in many cases but the punishment should be reasonable
You could define SPAM as theft in Saudi-Arabia & then a a spammer would
probably have his right hand chopped off ...

 A little common sense would probably be useful in matching the punishment
to the "crime"

TH> Tony


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