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Spam Avoidance - Do We Need to Change SMTP?

In this posting, Dave&nbsp_place_holder;writes about his idea for spam avoidance. Instead of making rules to copy the emails you don’t want, copy the ones you do like.

This sounds remarkably like a manual implementation of the Receptionist Mail Origination Protocol&nbsp_place_holder;(RMOP), something I wrote about earlier. I really think that the only way we will truly get rid of spam is with something like this. Maybe we need to build something like RMOP into SMTP. I get almost 100 spam messages a day and if it weren’t for CloudMark SpamNet, I wouldn’t be able to control it.