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A Novel Idea to Combat Spam

It's a well known fact that quite a bit of spam comes from the Comcast network. Now that Comcast has blocked TCP port 25 (the port used for e-mail sending), spam from their network has dropped 35%. Now if we could just convince other gigantic ISPs to do the same, life would be good. I know that geeks sometimes run SMTP servers on their home servers, but if they're smart, they'll just change the port used and they won't have any trouble. I know Bend Cable (oh, sorry, Bend Broadband) blocks at least ports 21 (FTP) and 80 (HTTP) so the server I have at home that I backup files from work to runs on different ports so I can still access it. Geeks are smart -- common users that have their computers zombied for spam are not.

Posted by Jake on 06/30/04 @ 05:08 PM
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