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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 07:33:06PM +0200, Marek Habersack wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 06:58:42PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw scribbled:
> > > You send me a mail. My TMDA generates a response which is sent on _my_
> > > behalf. I think if you write me, you're expecting a response - how is that
> > > unsolicited?
> > 
> > You are missing the point.  I was talking about forged from-headers as
> > are frequently used by spammers and virusses.
> I have addressed your point in my response, please read it again.

I think what Bas is meaning here is hat you cannot rely on the From
field to work out who sent you a message. If some spammer decides to use
my e-mail address as the From: recepient (and they do), I have not sent
you a mail, but would receive a response from yourself.

Neil McGovern
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
gpg key - http://www.halon.org.uk/pubkey.txt ; the.earth.li B345BDD3

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