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On 2017-03-03 at 23:36, Ben Finney wrote:

> The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> writes:
>> In this case, either it's faked up to look as if it's coming from
>> the person listed in the From: address but that person has actually
>> never seen the message before it reaches us, or it was faked up
>> when being sent _to_ that person (to appear as if it had come from
>> the mailing list) and we don't even have the headers of the actual
>> original spam.
> That's my tentative conclusion also. There is a commonality to all
> these “don't send me this spam” messages, that essentially combine a
> plausible complaint top-posted on a quoted spam message.
> I think the best explanation is that the entire message – complaint
> and quoted part – were composed and sent by the spammer themselves.

That was my original conclusion, but Philip Hands presented a persuasive
argument otherwise on this same mailing list just this past week, so I
now allow for both possibilities.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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