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Fighting back at spam

Paul Graham suggests that when your spam filter identifies a message as probable spam that it automatically ping any URLs mentioned in the message–perhaps repeatedly–to drive up the spammer’s web-hosting bandwidth costs. If lots of people do it, spam suddenly gets much more expensive to send. I like this–it fights fire with fire.

2 Comments

  1. Isn’t this the URL I showed you a couple weeks ago, Mr. Rice?

  2. Yes. And now I’m blogging about it.

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