[Operators] Prosody vs. spammers - security measures?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Feb 3 17:57:08 UTC 2014


On 2/3/14, 10:54 AM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> 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
>    a lot

Yes.

This is the main reason we haven't turned registration back on at 
jabber.org. It's just too big and we don't know our customers. I'm still 
thinking about ways to solve that problem (which might involve turning 
the service into a cooperative or somesuch).

Peter

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