[Operators] Prosody vs. spammers - security measures?
md at Linux.IT
Mon Feb 3 17:54:46 UTC 2014
On Feb 03, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> >Good for you. Last year I had to close registrations to jabber.linux.it
> >because there were more fake than real users.
> We really do need to figure out how to solve the problem of fake users.
I think that the experience of mail operators already tells us
everything that we need to know. Short summary:
- automatic unlimited creation of accounts is like open relays, very bad
- automatic but somehow supervised creation of accounts is like
freemails: it can work but it is tricky to get right, even with large
resources. And at the very least it needs content-based spam filters.
- otherwise, having a real customer relationship with your users helps
(I bet that this had no minor relevance in Google's decision to stop
federating gtalk. Guess who was being spammed from my own server?)
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