[H-GEN] Email is broken... Really? How?

David Seikel onefang at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 08:15:02 EST 2011

On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:25:54 +1000 (EST) Robert Brockway
<robert at timetraveller.org> wrote:

> Widespread use of TLS would hit spammers hard.  A major problem with
> spam is identifying the spammers.  If the sender of each email could
> be verified through TLS then it would be much easier to deal with
> spammers. Currently we need to try to identify them using secondary
> pieces of information, like where they are sending the email from
> (source address).
> TLS has been around for a long time and failed to see widespread
> uptake.

I was wondering how using TLS would hit spammers hard, and did some
googling.  So far I have only found reports that spam botnets are
starting to use TLS to get their spams past the senders spam filters.

So, um, how would TLS actually help?

A big old stinking pile of genius that no one wants
coz there are too many silver coated monkeys in the world.
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