der Mouse wrote:
I've heard from people who deliberately answer challenges
resulting from mail they didn't send
Yes, I solved several hundreds of the UOL puzzles, before
submitting to spamcop. The only system allowing to report
spam directly was IIRC "mail blocks" - now a part of AOL.
Based on an SPF PASS (or whatever, but not a FAIL) I've no
problem with answering challenges about _my_ mail. But if
it's spam I try to hurt them as badly as I can manage.
eg, a blind man I know getting a vision-based challenge
It sounds stupid, but most systems are really that FUBAR.
With one of these systems I needed sometimes ten attempts
to "confirm" the spam. But I was patient, after all the
criminals _sell_ their "system". It was coupled with an
MLM scheme. "Abuse" doesn't cover it, I mean "criminal".
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