spam traps

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Fri Dec 7 18:10:23 UTC 2001


The DCC is more effective if spam is received by a "spam trap" before
real mailboxes.  It is difficult to spread effective spam traps around
the Internet, but there are several hundred addresses at every domain
that are often hit before any legitimate mailboxes.  Those are the
entries in the standard spammer "dictionary attack list."  That list
may not be useful at large domains where most of the entries are in
fact valid user names, but it can be very useful at small domains.

I've tried to improve the text describing the use of the list at
http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dict-attack.html with a DCC client.
I would welcome suggestions on how to make it more clear.


Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com



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