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Re: Fwd: Please confirm your message

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002 17:18, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "Jan" == Jan Niehusmann <jan@debian.org> writes:
>     Jan> Time will tell. I fear that some day, the only way to use
>     Jan> email productively is to block all email with invalid sender
>     Jan> adresses. And I don't know a way do valdiate a (not yet
>     Jan> known) address but to try it and send a reply.  If you
>     Jan> combine that with some autoresponders on both ends, no human
>     Jan> interaction would be needed, so annoyance should go down.
> The above is based on the false premise that those who send spam are
> incapable of sending it with (forged) real email addresses.  They
> already have lots of them to choose from.

Of course such a spam filter will stop such spam at the cost of doubly 
spamming innocent people who have their addresses forged.

It's very anti-social, zero sum game stuff.

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