Friday, August 15, 2003

The Register has an interesting article on spam techniques: Spam fuels boom in secure content market

I'm thinking some kind of distributed, peer-to-peer whitelist approach might be quite cool - friends of friends would be automatically approved. Still doesn't solve completely random people mailing you, which is the big hole in all this antispam stuff really. I say solve this with a manual whitelist-authentication system, i.e. challenge response. Make it non-scriptable. Going to try and put something together using procmail and cgi over the next few months...

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