At 01:49 970423 -0400, Ken Wilcox wrote:
>Alvaro Redondo <merlin @
>> If the messages the mail-bomber sent were big, you would only have to
>> to the mail server and erase the messages there, without having to
>> hem. That's the reason any good mail-bomber sends thousands of small
>> , instead of a few big ones.
>> Alvaro Redondo.
>Don't assume too much. A lot of systems implement mail via POP and IMAP, and
>may not allow users to telnet, or whatever, in to the system. Also, the
>fact that these large messages fill up spool space is the problem, not so
>much downloading them. Yea, downloading them is a hassle, but not nearly
>as much as denying you, and other users of the system, the receipt of mail.
>Ken Wilcox Perfect Order Inc.
>Account Representative Authorized Sun Reseller
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>Monroeville PA 15146
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Just a tip: You can always telnet to the pop3-port, "LIST" your mailbox to
see which mails look like the bomb(s) (you get the sizes with LIST) and send
"DELE n". Maybe that's also what Alvaro was talking about...
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