[Operators] Prosody vs. spammers - security measures?

Evgeny Khramtsov xramtsov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 20:38:30 UTC 2014


Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:18:32 +0000
Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> On 4 Feb 2014 18:27, "Evgeny Khramtsov" <xramtsov at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:59:37 -0700
> > michael p <michael at rustyhalo.org> wrote:
> >
> > > I'm all for privacy, but I realize I need to trade some in order
> > > to use other people's free as in beer services. If people expect
> > > free services to also allow anonymous registration and not
> > > somehow to become bastions of spammers, they have unreasonable
> > > expectations (IMHO, but I'm welcome to be corrected).
> >
> > Exactly. It is impossible to build SPAM free anonymous network,
> > because you need an identity to block. The stronger the identity
> > the less SPAM you have.
> 
> Hmmmm... I think the general principle is that you need scarcity.
> Identity is one such source, and telephone numbers another. I suspect
> that there's both ways to exploit phones without using the number,
> and other sources of scarcity.

My point was that you need to sacrifice private in order to get less
SPAM.


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