[SURBL-Discuss] The grey area (was: Leaving SURBL)

SM sm at resistor.net
Thu Apr 7 16:36:07 CEST 2005

Hi Jeff,
At 22:57 06-04-2005, Jeff Chan wrote:
>Sure there is.  Do they like having the servers hit with millions
>of spam redirections?  Those cost resources and don't get them
>legitimate click throughs or whatever.  It's just abuse of their
>systems by spammers.

They may not like their servers being hit by spam redirections but they 
won't take action until they notice that the server is too slow.

>Many of the organizations that have been contacted about their
>open redirectors being used in spams have attempted to fix them
>with varying degrees of success.  But most realize it's abuse
>and wasting their resources and at least try to do something
>about it.

We have seen the Zdnet fix.  It's a classic "where technology meets 
business" fix.


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