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From: Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:00:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea by Neil Bothwick
1 > > No, thats just silly. That would send a reply to every email that is a
2 > > spam. Most spam has non-existent (or forged) "from" address, which
3 > > means the mail will just bounce or go to someone whose address has been
4 > > forged.
5 >
6 > And the rest will confirm to the spammer that they have a valid address,
7 > along with instructions for having their spam accepted.
9 The bounced messages would be easy to avoid and it's not necessary to
10 include instructions about how to get the spam accepted. Forged
11 addresses could be a problem though. Is there any way to verify that
12 the sender address is legitimate without sending an email there?
14 - Grant
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Re: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>