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From "Aaron Wolfe" <aawo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Experimental - use my server for your high fake MX record
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 21:35:00 GMT
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Marc Perkel <marc@perkel.com> wrote:

>
>
> Randy Ramsdell wrote:
>
> > DAve wrote:
> >
> > > Marc Perkel wrote:
> > >
> > > > Looking for a few volunteers who want to reduce their spambot spam
> > > > and at the same time help me track spambots for my black list. This is
free
> > > > and mutual benefit. I (junkemailfilter.com) want to be your highest
> > > > numbered fake MX record. Here's how you would configure your domain:
> > > >
> > >
> > > A generous offer and an admirable effort. But if you think I or my
> > > clients are going to route mail to your servers you are mistaken. Even if I
> > > knew you personally, I don't think ethics or common sense would allow me to
> > > do so.
> > >
> > > DAve
> > >
> > Not taking a position on this, but isn't outsourcing spam filtering
> > normal? Although I would think one would consider carefully about
> > outsourcing their e-mail filtering, I don' think common sense or ethics have
> > a whole lot to do with it.
> >
> >
> Thanks Randy,
>
> I am in the outsourced spam filtering business so this all seems natural
> to me. And I look at it as win/win. I get useful data, the person letting me
> use their high numbered MX record gets some spam reduction. I'm not
> interested in the content of the message or anything other than catching the
> IP addresses of virus infected spam bots. That's all I want to do.
>
>
If you just want IPs, maybe instead of running an SMTP service that 450s,
you would want to use a packet filter like iptables instead.  You could get
the IPs simply by what packets you saw come in to port 25 and noone would
have to worry you were stealing their mail.

-Aaron

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