[Mimedefang] Scary... Filtering on the outbound.

Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com
Thu Feb 17 15:49:31 EST 2005

David F. Skoll wrote:
> 1) As ISPs block outbound port 25 connections, spam zombies are going
> to use the ISPs relay to send outbound spam.  This will force ISPs
> to filter outgoing mail, or risk getting blocked as spam sources.

Filter?  Nah... they could just offer a discount on service if you agree to a certain emails-per-day limit (25, say) - you could accumulate more than 25 in your Outbox, but they'll only be accepted for delivery at a rate of 25 per hour

If someone has a spam zombie that intercepts their credentials, that spam zombie will slam into their 25-emails-per-day limit every day, and the user WON'T BE ABLE TO SEND EMAIL AT ALL... at which point they'll call the helpdesk, who can point them to the nearest free AV provider

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