> If they would know the passwords, they would do the job much faster > with SMTP.
Not at all. The very fact that we've had to debate what David needs to solve this problem proves that they have chosen a mechanism less likely to have anti-hijacking already in place. And there's nothing faster than using a submission protocol which is not policed as opposed to one that frequently is.... Submission over HTTP itself may have some more overhead byte-for-byte (HTTP headers, etc.), but bots've got plenty of bandwidth for that. > These Spammers are not so stupid to do everythink by hand, if they > could just start Outlook express to do the job. I agree that I am skeptical about the literal cut-and-paste concept, but HTTP is as easily automated as SMTP. > Which country will be next to be excluded? China? Russia? US? > If you really want to do it, this should be a job for a firewall. This is a job for an IPS, not a general country-based firewall ACL. But the IPS should ideally be "learning" about bad traffic and filtering based on behavior, not by country. It could then add firewall ACLs accordingly. --Sandy ------------------------------------ Sanford Whiteman, Chief Technologist Broadleaf Systems, a division of Cypress Integrated Systems, Inc. e-mail: sa...@cypressintegrated.com SpamAssassin plugs into Declude! http://www.imprimia.com/products/software/freeutils/SPAMC32/download/release/ Defuse Dictionary Attacks: Turn Exchange or IMail mailboxes into IMail Aliases! http://www.imprimia.com/products/software/freeutils/exchange2aliases/download/release/ http://www.imprimia.com/products/software/freeutils/ldap2aliases/download/release/ To Unsubscribe: http://imailserver.com/support/discussion_list/ List Archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/imail_forum%40list.ipswitch.com/ Knowledge Base/FAQ: http://imailserver.com/support/kb.html