[LINK] Spammer trick could send junk email soaring
chris at sw.oz.au
Tue Feb 8 07:54:30 EST 2005
> Chris Maltby wrote:
>> This "new" approach will also be restricted by the current crop of
>> "sender pays" proposals
On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:02:13AM +1030, Glen Turner wrote:
> Wouldn't that just lead to higher charges for the poor sod who's
> machine is hijaaked by the spammers?
The "sender pays" stuff is about putting a computational burden on
each sender of a message in order to restrict the rate at which
messages can be sent. The recipient can determine quickly how much
CPU was invested in the message and use that to decide if it might
be spam. So the zombies become a distributed computing problem,
but less effective for all that...
There's no easy way to actually charge money for email delivery as
distinct from other internet services.
> Not criticising, as I've never looked at the proposals, just curious
> how that's worked around.
Does this help?
More information about the Link