Well, here we are again!
My email inbox is overflowing again - how come the good guys get sp@m warnings for one email and these guys dump on me over and over again and nobody's even slowing them down?
I think they should change the attack and say, let all email through with real return addresses and real people checking their email.
Hey - how hard can it be? At LEAST 50% of the junk would disappear instantly if all the ISPs just used a filter that autodumped email with phoney reply-to and from addresses! They're pinging all the time - how hard to ping back on every email and trash the ones that bounce?
Am I missing something here?? Is there one good programmer out there?
And further, create a little algorithm that checks for contact information in every email coming through - if there's no contact info in the email - TRASH IT!!
How hard it that? Now we've dumped 75-90% of sp@m without breaking into a sweat.
But no - the dumb boneheads take the lazy approach and string up the people who DO use real addresses and real contact info, because they're easy to find.
And what do we get instead? A WHOLE LOT MORE anonymous garbage in our inbox!