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Re: Spam (was FTC Do Not Call List)

Seth Breidbart (
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 01:12:50 UTC

In article <>,
Jim Haynes <> wrote:

> One scheme that seemed to me to have some promise was to detect spam
> in the SMTP receiving program and deliberately delay its responses
> to the sending program. So that the transaction of sending a message
> is stretched out far longer than normal.

That's called tarpitting. It would work against spammers who use
their own resources to send. Those who use armies of zombies wouldn't


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