Redundant Mail System Suggestions
Hugo van der Kooij
hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Thu Nov 29 06:45:05 GMT 2007
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Jim Flowers wrote:
> That's because you're thinking like a decent legitimate Internet user. If I'm
> a spammer I don't bother with that. I query for the MX record for domain.tld
> and put both addresses into my handy dandy distributed spam sender (possibly
> converting them to IP addresses first so that I still have them if the A
> record disappears). I don't worry about 'no stinkin' MX records after that
> (takes too much time), just keep the spam pumping with my list of common or
> harvested usernames @domain.tld and send 'em to both addresses via my 30,000
> zombie pcs. More than twice the chance of delivery as sometimes lower
> priority servers have less spam protection. That translates to more revenue
> for me. - and twice as much spam for you to handle.
The exact behaviour is changing over time. About a year ago I would get
most spam delivered to the lowest priority MX server.
Then it wen to the middle one and now it seems to be evenly distributed.
hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org http://hugo.vanderkooij.org/
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>Q: Are you sure?
>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
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