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From: Nick Rout <nick@×××××××.nz>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 05:08:52
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea by Grant
1 On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:30:48 -0700
2 Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com> wrote:
4 > Greylisting seems to be the most effective way of eliminating unwanted
5 > email. The problem is that it also has the potential to eliminate a
6 > legitimate email. Couldn't a feature be added to greylisting software
7 > that dispatches an email to the sender of any email that is
8 > temporarily rejected and doesn't retry within a certain amount of
9 > time? The email could say something like, "Your message of {date} was
10 > rejected as possible spam. Please call us at {phone_number}."
11 >
12 > - Grant
14 No, thats just silly. That would send a reply to every email that is a spam. Most spam has non-existent (or forged) "from" address, which means the mail will just bounce or go to someone whose address has been forged.
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Re: [gentoo-user] Greylisting idea Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>