OT: Spam King Arrested!

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Sat Jun 2 19:25:11 IST 2007

On Sat, 2 Jun 2007, Ed wrote:

> Chris Mason (Lists) wrote:
>>  Scott Silva wrote:
>> >  One down --- thousands to go!
>> >
>>  I wonder about that. If a change of policy and tolerance in the US towards
>>  these lowlifes meant that they started to get locked up, if spam was to be
>>  treated like DVD piracy and the US Gov sent delegations to other countries
>>  and demanded action, would the volume drop significantly? In most cases it
>>  is relatively easy to "follow the money" and fine those who benefit. The
>>  exception to those is the stock spams which try to influence the market,
>>  but again, probably easy enough to see the patterns and find out who is
>>  gaining from the scams.
>>  If the US Gov. gave a damn about spam, I think we would see a dramatic
>>  reduction in volume and the hard core spammers looking for other work.
> But the only people that really care are the users, us. The backbone 
> providers love it cause they need to provide more fiber to carry all that 
> spam.

Most if not all ISP's have spend more money due to spam because they need 
to run more SMTP servers. So they have an interrest in getting the problem 

The bad thing is that a lot of them still allow unchecked SMTP traffic 
from their own network. So the SPAM bot networks can still do pretty much 
what they like.


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