i’m a spammer?

apparently i’m being accused of “backscatter”, or at least my mail server is. the complaint comes from the practice of testing incoming mail to see if its sender is a real address. my server sends a callout to the apparent sending server of an incoming message to see if joeSpammer@domain.spoofed is a real sender, and if not, rejects the message.

my bad. it’s abuseable and causes undue traffic on a domain that’s been spoofed.

oh well – it was working as a pretty good spam blocking resource for me. blocked a metric shitload of spam every day with that one method.

so, now i have to wait to get delisted by backscatterer.org, or else pay 50 euro to get it “expedited”

now, who’s making money off spam?