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Re: Fwd: Please confirm your message

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 11:01:15AM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 04:39:30PM +0100, Jan Niehusmann wrote:
> > Time will tell. I fear that some day, the only way to use email
> > productively is to block all email with invalid sender adresses. And
> > I don't know a way do valdiate a (not yet known) address but to try
> > it and send a reply.  If you combine that with some autoresponders
> > on both ends, no human interaction would be needed, so annoyance
> > should go down.
> But what if spammers set up autoresponders as well? Just a thought.

They don't.  Spammers don't have (or want to provide) the resources for
mass bounce handling on there mass mailing.  Also, they are not
anonymous anymore when doing this, you then know who is responsible for
the spam or who does provide the resources for spamming.  It is _very_
unlikely that such will happen.


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