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How to fight Zombies | The Grumpy Old Techie
Anyone that runs a mail server very quickly learns how to fight spam if he wants to do his job properly. It is also one of the favourite pastimes of the clueless to think up stupid ways to fight spam. Today I saw a brilliant answer to one of these ideas on the postfix mail list. Instead of referring the clueless idiot to the standard reply below, the poster provided the following link: How to fight Zombies. The best advice from the article is "Choose weapons carefully. Machine guns, although very manly, are often ineffective." This is the standard response to claims of the invention of the FUSSP (Final Ultimate Solution to the Spam Problem): Your idea advocates a (x) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante approach to fighting spam. Your idea will not work. Here is why it won't work. (One or more of the following may apply to your particular idea, and it may have other flaws which used to vary from state to state before a bad federal law was passed.) ( ) Spammers can