[Greylist-users] relay identification

Christopher Baker chris at chrisbaker.net
Thu Jan 8 19:09:51 PST 2004

> I would find their reacting surprising. Spammers probably react 
> only to things that seriously dent their response rate, and it 
> takes something applied by a large proportion of users to do 
> this. So until AOL and the like adopt greylisting, it should 
> remain effective.

The important thing about graylisting is that makes spamming more
difficult and more expensive though. I certainly wouldn't expect AOL to
adopt something that may actually work. This should put a dent in it.

It's certainly more effective than these Bayesian filters and stuff like
Spam Assassin. These "solutions" are like wearing a bullet-proof vest.
The bullets bounce off, but the vest doesn't stop people from shooting
at you.


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