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Re: automated spam detection

  • From: Xlink Abuse Task Force < >
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:09:20 +0100
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Ragnar Lonn wrote:
> > The point about legitimate mailing lists is still a problem though...
> > 
> Mailing lists, and other forms of approved bulk-mailing, would have
> to be specifically excluded. They are a problem but might not be a big
> problem. 
>   /Ragnar

Just try and stop spammers from using faked headers. Then there really is
no big problem. There is no difficulty in faking some From: an To: lines.

Even if we say that legal mailing-lists should have some kind of 
'authoritative mailserver' to originate from, spammers won't have any 
problem to fake a receipt-from: line and inject their spam via a poorly
configured mailserver :-(


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