Re: All spam filters fail in comparison...
> % % ... to TMDA. It's not a filter,
> % a
> % % whitelist/blacklist based
> % % challenge/response system. I
> % installed
> % % it on my ISP's mailserver and
> % customers
> % % are bombarding our phones asking us
> % to
> % % install it for them (especially w/
> % the
> % % SoBig.F virus making its rounds).
> % Argh....
> % This is the worst and most rude
> % solution.
> % I do not want to have to ack your
> % mails, I automatically
> % block you from all my mail servers as
> % soon as I receive a confirmation
> % and as a listmaster I've done the
> % on
> % any site were people sent TDMA-like
> % messages.
> % Think mail admin sending a message
> % getting back 10,000+ TDMA messages
> % instance monthly mailman
> % password reminder), except that the
> % biggest list server I admined had
> % 400,000 users...
> When used properly, it's very effective.
> This includes list subscriptions like
> your mailman newsletters. If you just
> throw it up and don't take care of it by
> actively (and proactively) managing your
> whitelist, it's useless.
> Also, you'd better get used to those
> confirmations. Until some major, radical
> change is enacted with a protocol (like
> SMTP) to combat spam, these
> challenge/response systems are going to
> be more and more commonplace.
> TMDA responds to the "return-path"
> header address. I personally use ezmlm
> to manage my lists, and the return-path
> header automatically removes these
> persons with the "ack" emails coming
> back to the system.
> -- Gun
I've got to agree with Marc. Challenge-Response is
rude. Really rude. Want me to do business with
you? Don't make me do challenge-response. If I
have to jump through hoops, I'm going elsewhere.
Ditto if you just want to communicate via email. If
you can't make it as simple as firing off an email and
getting a response, it's a waste of my time. This is
10x more annoying (and more of a waste of time)
than voicemail menus.
If you see Challenge-Response as any sort of solution
to a spam problem, please, just go away. I don't
want to deal with you. You're beneath notice.
Nice troll. Ever considered working for ZDNet? They like utter crap, as long as it gets advertising revenue. Your utter horseshit is bound to get page views!
Yes, I know I'm attacking the original author, but the original author is insulting our intelligence. We start with the premise that Free Software must save the world from Windows (why?), that GNOME is the one true solution (why?) and goes from there. Also mistaken about the number of nameservers, webservers, MTAs, etc.
There's no factual information here, so why should I take the article seriously?
Also, krecord works fine outside of KDE. :-D