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Re: Look at these update from M$ Corporation.

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 03:01:10PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:57:30 -0700
> > If any mail comes to me from an email address or domain that isn't on my
> > pass list, it goes to /dev/null and an auto-response is sent to whatever
> > return address the sender supplied.
>     Neat!  Tell me, what happens when the other person has a C-R setup, deep
> sixes your challenge and fires off a challenge of his own.  Oh, gee, guess
> no-one gets to talk to one another since your mailers are too busy playing
> email tag in an endless loop.

Of course, tmda works around this. If you send a mail, the receiver is
whitelisted because you kindof expect a reply.

> > Obviously, if the address is invalid, they never get the reply.
>     Obviously if everyone ran your hermitware no one would ever get any email
> ever again. 

See above.

> > If the headers have been monkeyed with to the point that procmail can't 
> > process it, it goes to /dev/null. Non-conforming headers are a SURE sign
> > that a mail is spam, because they are trying to get past your filters.
> > Which they do, with programs like SpamAssasin.
>     Uh no, they don't.  You really haven't used SA at all, have you?

I guess he hasn't... SA works for me, though.

> > I don't get ANY spam. It ALL goes straight to /dev/null. If anyone wants  me
> > to read their mail, then they MUST give me their real email address.
>     Now tell me how much legitimate mail you've lost.

He doesn't know. It's all nullified.


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