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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

Citat Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>:

> Scripsit Martin List-Petersen
> > truly, how many spams have you seen that have an valid sender
> > address AND are different than the recipient, that missused innocent
> > peoples email-address ?
> How many thousand samples do you want?

You mean adresses, that really exist ? I have seen lot's on nonexistant
addresses on my domains or other existing domains, but never any that really was
valid, unless they used both my address for from and to.

But we can also just go through the spam here on the lists lately and check how
many of the forged addesses are bouncing, since the domain exists, but not the
account. I'm pretty sure, that it only are a very few of them exist, if at all.
No, i'm not seriously to do that, but i'm not sharing your experience here and i
based my suggestion on the experience i have from the mail hosting that i'm
handling in my daily day. 

> The spam problem on Debian lists is minor. The status quo *is* an
> option, especially since every proposed "solution" will do vastly more
> harm than the tickle of spam the lists see today.

l.d.o. is actually where i get the most spam. So do others. They wouldn't
mention it, if it wasn't so. So don't say the problem is minor. 

However i see no need in continuing this discussion, since i can see, that we
definatly don't share our point of view and probably not will be able to find
something that suits everybody (taken the both of us in account). So i'll leave
it with that.

He:	Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science.
She:	What?!?  Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains.
		-- Walt Kelly

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