My spam filter is reasonably well-trained against SoBig now, such that
only a dozen or two forged-
To bounces a day get through; the
price being that I am unlikely in future to notice when my own emails
Also, the endless inventiveness of the spam merchants is alarming, and they
manage to get a few past Mozilla’s Bayesian defenses.
Two items of note in this space in recent days: First, the ever-inventive
suggests that filters
automatically dereference every URI in each incoming message; this is
really clever because it means that anyone who sends spam is going to incur a
real tangible expense, since nobody gets bandwidth for free.
Second, Bill Weinman proposes AMTP,
for Authenticated Mail Transfer Protocol; a quick reading of the draft
reveals no obvious fatal flaws but I’m no expert in this space.
Knowing who sent every email would very likely make the problem go away,