On Sunday 15 May 2005 12.33, Paul Johnson wrote: > On Sunday May 15 2005 1:47 am, email@example.com wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I just received your mail and noticed it is coming from an address > > I have not received mail from before. I would really appreciate it > > if you would help me separate your message from the spam that shows > > up in my mailbox every day, by clicking on this link to verify you > > intended to send mail to my address... > > Ah, yes, autogenerating more spam based on arbitrary email with the > list as a From: address being received. One of the many reasons > challenge-response systems are considered harmful... I approve any challenges for which I am not responsible (i.e. email challenge spam) as a matter of principle, and I invite everybody to do the same. I usually do not react to challenges if I actually *was* the originator of the mail triggering that challenge. Except in cases where I really, really want to reach the recipient (IIRC this was exactly once, so far.) -- vbi -- All you need to know is the user interface.
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