Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful (was Re: Look at
* email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> * Steve Lamb <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Guess what address is only used on the newsgroups.
>> So use a 'Reply-To:' with your 'used and read' email address. Spammers
>> usually get only the 'XOver', which only has the From: in it, so they
>> won't see your Reply-To: Email.
> You're kidding right?
> Everything that is a mail format:
> is harvested from email and used for spam address.
I would be happy then :) -> .de
This might be true on a webpage or any other things. With nntp, you
have the xover command, which will give you MID, From and some other
headers, but not the Reply-To: header and not the body. Getting the
whole article is much more expensive (whole headers + body). Therfore
some usenet user (de.ALL at least...) are using a
'firstname.lastname@example.org' in their From: and a frequently
read address in the 'Reply-To:'.
-> Spammers (mostly) get the 'not read' address, anybody, who wants to
mail you privatly after reading your article will get the Reply-To:
Anyway, I don't mind anymore with SpamAssassin...