Bouncing Spam

Antony Stone Antony at SOFT-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK
Fri Jan 9 14:01:35 GMT 2004

On Friday 09 January 2004 1:46 pm, Mark Warpool wrote:

> Allow me to point out one simple use for it, which is what I have been
> using it for recently.  As a sort of "debugging" technique.  I wanted to
> get a bead on just how many false-positives that I have been getting,
> and so I turned on the bouncing, expecting that the people who get the
> bounce would give me a call and let me know.

I think the "success" rate of this technique would be so low as to be

Consider that a mailshot campaign, where you at least expect the recipients to
be possibly slightly interested in the information, generates a response
around 5%.

Expecting people to bother contacting you for sending them spam is just crazy,


The difference between theory and practice is that in theory there is no
difference, whereas in practice there is.

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