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January 10, 2007


Jacob Cord

In the last 6 months, my company has received 821k emails. Just over 64k have been let through our spam firewall as legitimate. That's a whopping 7% legitimate mail.

I would pay money to support a "spammer vigilante group" :) Hunt them down and beat them in public.

SMTP should have been rewritten 10 years ago to make spamming difficult. Instead, different companies try to add on to it. Now we have domain keys, sender policy framework, and a dozen other lesser-known methods to legitimize email. What we really need is a new standard.

And as you said, severely painful punishments for lawbreakers. I especially like the idea of punishing those that encourage spam by acting on it. Without them, spam would die off...

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