Re: Fwd: Please confirm your message
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 11:09:02AM +0100, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> Autoresponders, bouncers, and other mail handling programs use the
> envelope sender address, not an address found in any header of the mail.
> I doubt that any abuse@ address replies to a bounce message. This is no
Practical experience contradicts this. Have you tried subscribing
to debian-security? You get to learn fascinating things about the
vacationing habits of random strangers.
I also _frequently_ get bounces that should have gone to the mailing
list software instead of to me. This happens less on unixy lists,
so you might not have noticed on debian-*.
Hmm, if I understand it right, your plan will mean that anyone operating
such a broken mail system will get DoSed by spammers? Then maybe there's
something to it after all :-)