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Mar 23, 2009, 10:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter N. M. Hansteen)

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"Based on data from the spam messages and whois lookups and the larger groupings of messages, the professional spammers are, for your convenience in case you want to visit them:...

"So we see spammers evolving: They buy or rent real mail servers now and they have even started coordinating. Using greylisting has actually increased the cost of becoming a successful spammer.

"At our end of the game, we stay ahead of their game thanks to tools like spamd, and several of us dump and share our greytrap lists. It is even possible to collect IP addresses and feed a large number at the time to spamdb, but after a little while I grew tired of the increased manual work decided it was time for a counterprank. Cleaning up after spammers is no fun, unless you can have little robot helpers do the heavy lifting."

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