On 4 Jun 1997, Rich Pieri wrote:
> >>>>> "BS" == Bill Silvert <email@example.com> writes:
> BS> I've been thinking that if we had a special mailing list just for
> BS> killing spams it might make life simpler. I seem to spend quite a bit
> BS> of time adding taboo entries to majordomo.cf, and it might help if
> BS> these were circulated in ready to copy-and-paste format.
> As I mentioned previously, the best way to fight spam short of taking legal
> action (theft of services would be the most likely to succeed) is to
> prevent it from ever being delivered to your system. Rejecting spam mail
> from known spam domains and spammers before it has a chance to be delivered
> reduces your system load and it sends a message to the spammers that junk
> mail is unwanted. Routing spam to the bitbucket puts extra work on your
This is exactly what I do. I've got a collection of class Cs that I
block, and by now about the only spam I get is what has been relayed
through a third party, usually originated from uu.net, compuserve.com,
psi.net, or some such. Sure has reduced the spam cull time.