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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 03:33:30PM +0200, Marek Habersack wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 03:17:54PM +0200, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo scribbled:
> > On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 07:49:19AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > > > What you mention as a problem, the fake sender addresses, are really a
> > > > problem but, selfishly, I'd rather ignore that issue.
> > > 
> > > Selfish isn't the word for it.  I get damn near as many bogus bounces as
> > > spams.
> > 
> > Yeah. I would kill every administrator which sets notify for sender
> > about viruses to the address from From: header with a pleasure ;)
> Well, that's a bit different story, isn't it?

I don't see how. They both involve automated mails. They both involve
waste of bandwidth. They both result in annoyed people and a worse S/N
ratio in mailboxes of people completely and fully unrelated to the mail
the autoreply was replying to.

How are they a different story?

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