[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

A a at creep.im
Sat Nov 19 20:00:36 UTC 2016


Hello, Mickaël. Will this reputation system work for disposable 
accounts, automatically createdand used to send just one SPAM/SPIM message?

On 11/19/2016 08:03 PM, Mickaël Rémond wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> On 19 Nov 2016, at 13:19, A <a at creep.im <mailto:a at creep.im>> wrote:
>>
>> Hey everyone.
>>
>> The spam problem persists and it gets worse and worse each 
>> consecutive day, but seems like nobody actually can or wants to do 
>> anything. All the anti-spam measures discussed here in this list are 
>> a mere blocking of spam JIDs or even whole domains.
>
> A while back, I tried to summarize a few approaches to fight SPAM and 
> abuse:
> https://blog.process-one.net/fighting-xmpp-abuse-and-spam-with-ejabberd-ejabberd-workshop-1/
> Here are the slides: 
> https://blog.process-one.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Fighting-XMPP-messaging-spam-thanks-to-ejabberd-API.pdf
>
> Part of it relate to existing configuration options, part of it rely 
> on simple new modules and finally part of it require more complex, 
> network level coordination.
> I think the most promising approach and interesting system is to build 
> a reputation system. Having servers adds hint in messages when forward 
> it it to another server about user reputation seems quite interesting. 
> We would also need somewhat a server reputation, so that we can ponder 
> those granted hints (Maybe configurable one to let the main admin 
> ponder as he wishes).
>
> I am volunteering to participate in the spam / reputation system topic.
> Any one else ?
>
> -- 
> Mickaël Rémond
>

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