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Re: TMDA and other challenge-response systems considered harmful

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 10:45:57AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Spam Interceptor <devnull@si20.com> writes:
> > This is Skot Oakley. I am running Spam Interceptor to get rid of
> > junk email. Please follow this link to verify that the message you
> > sent me isn't junk email.
> >
> > http://si20.com/auth?uid=803&mid=20424&sid=debian-user%40lists.debian.org
> >
> > Your email was intercepted because it got a spam rating of 5 and I
> > set Spam Interceptor to ask everyone who sends me a message rated
> > over 2 to authenticate. When you authenticate I'll receive your
> > email and you'll never have to authenticate for me again, no matter
> > what spam rating your emails get.
> Now for anybody else considering challenge-response email systems,
> this is why they're considered harmful.

Ah, yes! This reminds me of a particular thread some many months ago I
got lured into, ;-)


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