TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Spam (was FTC Do Not Call List)

Re: Spam (was FTC Do Not Call List)

David Wolff (
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 05:49:45 UTC

In article <>, Seth Breidbart
<> wrote:

> 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
> care.

I would think that at least it cuts down on the amount of spam, if
enough of the zombies get stuck in tarpits.

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