Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses

Kee Hinckley <nazgul@somewhere.com> Wed, 21 May 2003 01:53 UTC

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 20:54:04 -0400

We've been through this before.

Spam is in the eye of the beholder.
Therefore some spam filtering rules need to be per-user.
Milter's (and many other systems) don't give you enough information 
to determine who the final recipient is--not to mention that their 
may be more than one, with different standards.
Therefore it is not always possible to reject things at the SMTP level.
But yes, everyone agrees that you should if you can.
Therefore--encourage it, but don't depend on it.
Can we move on?
-- 
Kee Hinckley
http://www.messagefire.com/          Junk-Free Email Filtering
http://commons.somewhere.com/buzz/   Writings on Technology and Society

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.
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